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The Sword and the Balance / Two Are Guilty

The Sword and the Balance / Two Are Guilty

A Feature film by André Cayatte

Produced by Gaumont, Trianon Productions

Release in France : 01/02/1963

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Actors (55)

Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producers :

Gaumont, Trianon Productions

Film exports/foreign sales :

Gaumont

Foreign production companies :

Ultra Film, Sicilia Cinematografica

French distribution :

Gaumont

TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

TV broadcasts: details by country

Synopsis

A boy is kidnapped and murdered on the French riviera. The police, who had watched the delivery of the ransom to two men gives chase once they determine that the boy is dead. The police never loses sight of the two men who flee on a speedboat and run into an old lighthouse after landing. However, when the police surrounds the lighthouse, three men come out, each one claiming that he was there on a stroll and the following investigation can not determine who is lying. The three men are put on trial, but the jury finds them innocent, because they can not determine which two are guilty. Summary justice is made by a mob when the three men leave the court after their aquittal.

Source : IMDb

Full credits (11)

Assistant Director :

Ully Pickardt

Dialogue Writer :

Henri Jeanson

Screenwriter :

André Cayatte

Director of Photography :

Roger Fellous

Production Manager :

Robert Sussfeld

Production Designer :

Rino Mondellini

Adapter/dialogue writer :

Charles Spaak

Producer :

Alain Poiré

Voice :

Marcel Bozzuffi

Sound recordists :

Jean-Claude Marchetti, Jean Labussière

Editor :

Paul Cayatte

Technical details

Feature film

Genres :

Fiction

Sub-genre :

Drama

Themes :

Justice

Production language :

French

Coproducer countries :

Italy, France

Original French-language productions :

Unknown

Nationality :

Majority French (Italy, France)

Production year :

1962

French release :

01/02/1963

Runtime :

2 h 11 min

Current status :

Released

Visa number :

26037

Visa issue date :

01/02/1963

Approval :

Unknown

Production formats :

35mm

Color type :

Black & White

Aspect ratio :

CinemaScope

Audio format :

Mono