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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

    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

    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

    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