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17 Feb 19
The Ukiah Daily Journal
Some years ago, I wrote about my choices for the ten best legal movies. And then, a few years later, I added a second list of ten. With Oscar night only a week away, it seems like the perfect time to add yet a third set. Most of these are “legal movies” in the sense that, say, Raiders of the Lost Ark is about religion . . . or archaeology. Counting down from No. 10: 10. The Wrong Man. (1956) Alfred Hitchcock had a lifelong fear of the police, tracing back to an incident when his father had him “arrested” as a child and locked in a jail cell to “teach him a lesson.” It did, but not the one father intended. This movie is the dramatization of a true story (with Hitchcock introducing the film onscreen) about a musician (Henry Fonda) who bore an uncanny resemblance to a real armed robber. 9. Legally Blonde. (2001) Improbable comedy starring Reese Witherspoon as a status-conscious sorority president who follows her former boyfriend to Harvard Law School out of spite and then discovers that she has a knack for all that legal stuff. For a comedy, the courtroom scenes are surprisingly realistic — right down to her Prada shoes. 8. Body Heat. (1981) William Hurt plays a sleazy Florida attorney drawn into a relationship with a woman named Maddie Walker (Kathleen Turner in her debut role). Hurt’s character is primarily in it for lust, while Walker is driven much more by greed. But for someone who supposedly has a higher-than-normal body temperature, Walker is as cold as ice inside. 7. A Covenant with Death. (1967) George Maharis is a young Hispanic judge in the mid-1920s, faced with a man convicted of his wife’s murder who accidentally kills the hangman during his failed execution. Then the wife’s real murderer confesses. Now what to do? Maharis was miscast, but his solution to the dilemma is intriguing. 6. I Want to Live! (1958) A surprisingly gritty movie for the 1950s, starring Susan Hayward as accused murderess Barbara Graham, and which won Hayward an Oscar. Graham was in effect tried twice — once in the press (which dubbed her “Bloody Babs”) and once in the courtroom — for the murder of an elderly woman. The film follows her from her days as a San Francisco prostitute to her appointment across the bay in San Quentin’s gas chamber. 5. The Fortune Cookie. (1965) The first teaming of Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. Lemmon is a cameraman supposedly injured while filming a pro football game. Matthau is ambulance chaser “Whiplash Willie,” who convinces Lemmon to pursue a big money lawsuit, managing single-handedly to dissipate all the good will for attorneys that Atticus Finch had earned just three years before. 4. A Cry in the Dark. (1988) Harrowing true story of Lindy Chamberlain (Meryl Streep), who was accused of killing her infant daughter during a camping trip, while Chamberlain steadfastly insisted the child had been carried off by a dingo — an Australian wild dog. Religious prejudice likely played a part in her conviction — until unexpected new evidence appeared. Most importantly, though, the film added yet another accent to Ms. Streep’s repertoire. 3. In Cold Blood. (1965) Truman Capote’s “non-fiction novel” about two men who drove the length of Kansas to rob a farm family but ended up killing them instead. It starred former child star Robert Blake as the more explosive of the pair. In an eerie follow-up, Blake himself was accused (though acquitted) of killing his own wife. Much of the story was covered, from the author’s own perspective, in the 2005 biopic, Capote. 2. The Paper Chase. (1973) John Jay Osborn’s bestseller about student James Hart’s year as a “1L” (i.e., a first year law student at Harvard) and his confrontations with the intimidating contracts teacher, Prof. Kingsfield (John Houseman). The movie loses some credibility when Hart has a fling with Kingsfield’s daughter. Still, the film’s most important contribution was undoubtedly bringing stage actor Houseman, late in his life, out of obscurity and making him a familiar figure in movies, television, and even commercials. 1. 10 Rillington Place. (1971) Sadly neglected film that tells the story of British serial killer John Christie (Richard Attenborough) who lured women to his eponymous London flat beginning in World War II with claims he could cure respiratory ailments, and instead killed them with the toxic coal gas most Londoners used for heating. It’s also perhaps the best argument against the death penalty since, well, “I Want to Live!” because Christie threw investigators off his trail for years by framing his hapless neighbor (played by the late John Hurt). And honestly — it’s just a coincidence that more than half of these are based on true stories. Frank Zotter, Jr. is a Ukiah attorney.
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Over the years, thanks to my podcast The Library Police, I’ve gotten to know quite a few authors both as professionals and as friends. And while I know they trust that my reviews are pretty honest – and they are! – I know that being friends with the author automatically puts an asterisk next to […]

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Share this article: Alfonso Cuaron will try to add another award to his mantle on Sunday evening when he will compete for the Writers Guild of America Award as best original screenplay for "Rome", but will face a challenge from the scribes of films including "Green Book" and "Vice. " "Rome", the black and white […]

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Digging this feature back out after a few starts last year.  This is where I feature favorite classic picks and new finds in garage rock, inspired by the Nuggets compilation and Little Steven’s Underground Garage.  Here’s a link to the original post that has more details on the idea. First up, The Knickerbockers – One […]

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Pastors Jasper Williams III and Alecia Williams (Photo credit: Alex D. Rogers) Pastors Jasper Williams III and Alecia Williams are dedicated to conveying the word of God in a digestible manner. As part of a new initiative, they are moving to create a unique community conversation at The Church, the ministry they lead in suburban Norcross, […]

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