The Accused

The Accused

Loretta Young
Director: William Dieterle Cast: Loretta Young
Loretta Young
, Robert Cummings
Robert Cummings
, Wendell Corey
Wendell Corey
William Dieterle


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The Accused is a mystery melodrama with a predictable plot involving blackmail, attempted rape and murder. Loretta Young stars as Wilma Tuttle, a prim and proper college professor who unwittingly arouses the libido of student Bill Perry (Douglas Dick). When Perry tries to rape Wilma under cover of darkness, she beats him to death with a tire iron. Appalled by her own rash behavior, she tries to cover up her crime by making it seem as though Perry was killed while diving into the sea from a precipitous cliff. But as she follows the police investigation of Perry's death, Wilma realizes that she'll never be able to escape the prison of her own conscience -- especially when she falls in love with Warren Ford (Robert Cummings), the dead boy's guardian. Wendell Corey delivers the film's best performance as a quietly efficient homicide lieutenant who suspects that Wilma knows more than she's letting on. The Accused was adapted by Ketti Frings from the novel by June Truesdell.

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Product Details

Release Date: 11/16/2021
UPC: 0738329256586
Original Release: 1948
Rating: NR
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Time: 1:41:00
Sales rank: 39,750

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Loretta Young Wilma Tuttle
Robert Cummings Warren Ford
Wendell Corey Lt. Ted Dorgan
Sam Jaffe Dr. Romley
Douglas Dick Bill Perry
Sara Allgood Mrs. Conner
Suzanne Dalbert Susan Duval
George Spaulding Dean Rhodes
Mickey Knox Jack Hunter
Francis Pierlot Dr. Vinson
Ann Doran Miss Rice
Carole Mathews Waitress
Billy Mauch Harry Brice
Eric Alden Detective
John Bishop Detective
Gladys Blake Woman
Douglas Carter Detective
Edward Clark Professor
Frank Darien Jerry
Al Ferguson Judge
Joe Gray Abe Comar (fighter)
John Indrisano Referee
Nolan Leary Coroner
Joe McTurk Man
Ralph Montgomery Newsman
Bert Moorhouse Prosecutor
Irene Ryan Boxing fan
Sally Shepherd Tea Room hostess
Henry Travers Romley's assistant
Josephine Whittell Dean's secretary

Technical Credits
William Dieterle Director
Sam Comer Set Decoration/Design
Hans Dreier Art Director
Ketti Frings Screenwriter
Grace Gregory Set Decoration/Design
Edith Head Costumes/Costume Designer
Earl Hedrick Art Director
Gordon Jennings Special Effects
Milton Krasner Cinematographer
Warren Low Editor
Hal B. Wallis Producer
Victor Young Score Composer

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