Earliest Courtroom Drama?

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Re: Earliest Courtroom Drama?

Unread post by Big Silent Fan » Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:37 pm

Looking through the list I don't see Hitchcock's "Easy Virtue" (1928) which both begins and ends in the courtroom. Hitchcock's "Manxman" (1929) features the film's climax inside a courtroom.
Another omission is Ana May Wong's "Piccadilly" (1929) that ends with a murder trial. In a less serious film, there's the 'Night Court' scene in "My Best Girl" (1927).
I was reminded today watching Lois Weber's "Where Are My Children" (1916) that it too was a Courtroom Drama.

Easy Virtue" was remade in 2008 with Jessica Biel in the leading role.

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Re: Earliest Courtroom Drama?

Unread post by earlytalkiebuffRob » Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:22 pm

Another one, THE LOVE GAMBLE (1925) has trial scenes plus a last-minute dash before sentence is passed...

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