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The Paradine Case (1947) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and produced by David O. Selznick.

Academy Awards 1947 --- Ceremony Number 20 (source: AMPAS)

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Best Supporting ActressEthel BarrymoreNominated
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The Paradine Case

By Amanda Garrett on Aug 17, 2017 From Old Hollywood Films

Today, I'm reviewing The Paradine Case (1947). Director Alfred Hitchcock's courtroom drama is about a mysterious woman (Alida Valli) who may have murdered her blind husband. This article is part of The Third Annual Barrymore Trilogy Blogathon hosted by In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood. ... Read full article


Blu-ray Review: The Paradine Case

By Devon Powell on Jun 1, 2017 From Hitchcock Master

Distributor: Kino Lorber Release Date: May 30, 2017 Region: Region Free Length: 01:54:16 Video: 1080P (MPEG-4, AVC) Main Audio: 2.0 English DTS-HD Master Audio (48 kHz, 1556 kbps, 16-bit) Subtitles: English SDH Ratio: 1.37:1 Bitrate: 23.92 Mbps Notes: This is the film?s North American Blu-ray debut.... Read full article


THE PARADINE CASE ( 1947 )

By Theresa Brown on Jun 14, 2016 From CineMaven's Essays from the Couch

Hitchcock introduces us to Mrs. Paradine. His camera slowly revolves around her. He gives her a breathtaking close-up which brings us closer to her than personal decorum or propriety would allow. Alida Valli plays Mrs. Paradine, this cool, beautifully austere, unapproachable looking woman. And she ... Read full article


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Sir Joseph, Counsel for the Prosecution: She had patience. She could wait. This was, indeed, no ordinary woman.


Anthony Keane, Counsel for the Defense: Is anyone living at the hall now?
Driver: Only the caretaker, Mrs. Clarr - maybe Andre's back from London now. They say he knows more about the poor Colonel's death than he would tell. He's a queer one, all right.
Anthony Keane, Counsel for the Defense: In what way?
Driver: Oh, I don't know. He keeps himself to himself - perhaps that's because he's foreign. They never do seem quite the same, do they, sir?


Gay Keane: Well, nice people don't go murdering other nice people.


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The original Hitchcock script for the film was written by James Bridie, and 'Ben Hecht 'contributed additional dialogue. But this script wasn't used, because the characters were changed, for example William Marsh became Andre Latour. This Hitchcock script is available at IUCAT Library.
The music in "The Paradine Case" was written by Franz Waxman.
An exact replica of the Old Bailey courtroom was constructed for the court scenes for $400,000.
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