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The Tattered Dress (1957)

aka The Tattered Dress

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Details: 93 mins · English


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Small James Gordon Blane
Small Diane Blane
Small Sheriff Nick Hoak
Small Carol Morrow
Small Charleen Reston
Small Billy Giles
Small Lester Rawlings
Small Michael Reston
Small Ralph Adams, Reporter (as Edward C. Platt)
No_movie_poster Prosecutor Frank Mitchell
No_movie_poster Paul Vernon
No_movie_poster Judge David L. Johnson
Small Court Clerk
No_movie_poster Girl at Slot Machine
No_movie_poster Cal Morrison, Blackjack Dealer (as Frank Scannell)
No_movie_poster Larry Bell
No_movie_poster Woman on Train (as Ziva Shapir)
No_movie_poster Girl by Pool
No_movie_poster Girl by Pool


No_movie_poster Henry Mancini Music
No_movie_poster Edward Curtiss Editor
No_movie_poster Frank Skinner Original Music Composer
No_movie_poster Carl E. Guthrie Director of Photography
Small Jack Arnold Director
No_movie_poster Albert Zugsmith Producer
No_movie_poster George Zuckerman Writer
No_movie_poster Edward Curtiss Editing


In a California resort community, a wealthy Michael Reston is charged with the murder of a man he claimed attacked his wife, Charleen.

Reston hires a high-priced lawyer, James Gordon Blane, a man known to do anything it takes to win a case. Blane makes few friends in the community because the victim was a popular figure while the Restons are not popular with anyone. But his skillful cross-examination of a sheriff, Nick Hoak, results in Blane's client being found not guilty.

Hoak decides to get even. He claims to have evidence that Blane bribed a woman on the jury. Now it is Blane who goes on trial, with only his estranged wife, Diane, coming to his aid. While defending himself, Blane begins to feel remorse over having won acquittals for so many guilty clients.

Blane ultimately is vindicated when the juror, Carol Morrow, turns out to be romantically involved with Hoak, the sheriff. Morrow gets some revenge of her own as the Blanes reconcile and leave town for good.

Release Dates:

Theatrical : 1957-03-14 : United States of America

Theatrical : 1957-05-13 : Sweden

Theatrical : 1957-06-28 : Finland

Theatrical : Austria

Theatrical : 1957-11-15 : West Germany