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The Walls of Jericho

The Walls of Jericho(1948)

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Brief Synopsis

After County Attorney Dave Connors (Cornel Wilde) helps Julian Norman (Anne Baxter) with her shiftless father, Jefferson Norman (Henry Hull), she leaves Jericho, Kansas to college to study for a law degree.A few years later, Algeria Wedge (Linda Darnell), the new bride of Dave's best friend, Tucker Wedge (Kirk Douglas), makes overtures and plays for Dave, much to the displeasure of Dave's hard-drinking wife Belle (Ann Dvorak.) Angered by Dave's rebuffs, Algeria induces the state political boss to back Tucker for a Congress race against Dave. Meanwhile, Julia has returned to Jericho, with her law degree, and she and Dave fall in love. But when Dave announces he won't run for Congress, she feels she is the reason and she takes a job in Kansas City. Tucker wins the election and he and Algeria go to Washington. Later, Tucker announces a run for the Senate and Dave decides to run against him. When Marjorie Ransome (Coleen Townsend) kills a drunk in self-defense, Julia returns to Jericho to work with Dave, now in private practice,on Marjorie's defense. The still-resentful Algeria moves to kill Dave's senate bid when Tucker's newspaper announces that Dave is being sued for divorce, with Julia named as correspondent.

Cast & Crew

John M. Stahl Director
Cornel Wilde Dave Connors
Linda Darnell Algeria Wedge
Anne Baxter Julia Norman
Kirk Douglas Tucker Wedge
Ann Dvorak Belle Connors
Marjorie Rambeau Mrs. Dunham
Henry Hull Jeff Norman
Colleen Townsend Marjorie Ransome
Barton MacLane Gotch McCurdy
Griff Barnett Judge Hutto
William Tracy Cully Caxton
Art Baker Peddigrew

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  New York opening: 4 Aug 1948
Release Date:  1948 Production Date:  UCLA
35mm nitrate; 6 reels of 6 (ca. 12000 ft.); M17551; F43-R16-2
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.
Duration(mins):  106 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  9,529    
Duration(reels):  12    

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