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Final Verdict (1991)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 9 September 1991
Nora Rogers, who grew up to become journalist and writer Adela Rogers St. John, had a unique view of the law practice of her celebrated and notorious father Earl Rogers, who was st the top ... See full summary »

Director:

Jack Fisk

Writers:

Adela Rogers St. Johns (novel), Lawrence Roman (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Treat Williams ... Earl Rogers
Olivia Burnette ... Nora Rogers
Glenn Ford ... Rev. Rogers
Ashley Crow ... Belle Rogers
Barton Heyman ... Bill Jory
Raphael Sbarge ... Al Boyd
Lance Kerwin ... Harry Johnson
Fionnula Flanagan ... Pearl Morton
Amy Wright ... Queenie
Dana Hill ... Francy
Tony Frank Tony Frank ... C.C. McComas
Matthew Posey ... Mootry
Rick Stokes Rick Stokes ... Doyle Bains
Bill Bolender ... Jim Davin
Robert Strane Robert Strane ... Boyd Sr.
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Nora Rogers, who grew up to become journalist and writer Adela Rogers St. John, had a unique view of the law practice of her celebrated and notorious father Earl Rogers, who was st the top of his profession at the turn of the 20th century.. This film is adapted from her 1962 biography of him, "Final Verdict." Written by Murray J. Porath

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 September 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Final Verdict - Berufung ausgeschlossen See more »

Filming Locations:

Houston, Texas, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Glenn Ford's final TV project. See more »

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OK drama, nothing special
27 January 2000 | by LibretioSee all my reviews

FINAL VERDICT

Aspect ratio: 1.33:1

Sound format: Mono

Treat Williams plays Earl Rogers, a defense lawyer who specialised in sensational murder trials in turn of the century California, in the true-life TV movie FINAL VERDICT. Williams' performance is restrained and dignified, much like the film itself, which lacks passion. Instead of relating Rogers' entire life story, the film chooses to focus on the events surrounding two particular trials, and is narrated from the point of view of his inquisitive young daughter (Olivia Burnette), who's admiration for her father's legal skills was always tempered by his battle with alcoholism and by the dissolute nature of some of the people he defended. It's a sugar-coated reminiscence, glossy and nostalgic, but the pacing is just a little too laidback for its own good, and the film never really rises to the occasion. But Williams is excellent, as usual, and the production values are solid.


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