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The Star Witness (1931) was a Drama Film directed by William A. Wellman .

Academy Awards 1931/32 --- Ceremony Number 5 (source: AMPAS)

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On DVD: Walter Huston and a Lively Cast in The Star Witness (1931)

By KC on Apr 2, 2019 From Classic Movies

As Warner Archive celebrates its tenth year, I have been looking back on the hundreds of films I’ve reviewed from the label over the years. I treasure so many of these releases, from the pre-codes to big budget Technicolor musicals. However, my favorites have been the underseen gems that have ... Read full article

The Star Witness (1931)

By Judy on Mar 7, 2010 From Movie Classics

Just when I was starting to think that every William Wellman pre-Code was a masterpiece, I came across one that I don’t like quite so much. For me?the uneasy blend of comedy and melodrama in The Star Witness, starring Walter Huston, doesn’t quite work, although I still found it interesti... Read full article

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'Chic' Sale is only 10 months older than his "daughter," Frances Starr in this movie.
Variety reported that the film was rushed into release because of a gang shooting in Harlem in which several children were shot and the police could not get witnesses to talk. The Motion Picture Herald also reported that Warner Bros. gave the proceeds of the first two performances at The Winter Garden to families of 5 children who were shot by gang warfare in Little Italy.
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