The Verdict

The Verdict is a 1946 American film noir mystery drama directed by Don Siegel and written by Peter Milne, loosely based on Israel Zangwill's novel The Big Bow Mystery (1892). It stars Sydney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre in one of their nine film pairings, as well as Joan Lorring and George Coulouris. The Verdict was Siegel's first full-length feature film.


George Edward Grodman, a respected superintendent at Scotland Yard in 1890, makes a mistake in an investigation that causes the execution of an innocent man. He takes the blame for his error, is dismissed from his position as superintendent and replaced by the obnoxious and gloating John Buckley.

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    contentLocation London
    director Don Siegel
    editor Thomas Reilly
    events capital punishment
    genre crime drama historical mystery
    keywords innocent man macabre art new job scotland yard
    musicBy Friedrich Hollaender
    producer William Jacobs
    publisher Warner Bros.
    theme film noir