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Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

Director, Otto Preminger. Cast: James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara, George C. Scott. A riverting courtroom drama of rape and premiditated murder. The film pits a humble small-town lawyer against a hardheaded big-city prosecutor. Emotions flare as a jealous army lieutenant pleads innocent to murdering the rapist of his seductive, beautiful wife. 61 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database
Banned in Chicago, 1959, largely because of a rape scene and the use of the words "rape" and "contraceptive".

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