The Lady in Question
|The Lady in Question|
|Directed by||Charles Vidor|
|Produced by||B.B. Kahane|
|Written by||Jan Lustig|
1937 French film
by Marcel Achard
|Music by||Lucien Moraweck|
|Edited by||Al Clark|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
This was the first of five films in which Glenn Ford and Rita Hayworth appeared together, most famously in their second film, Gilda (1946). They also teamed together in The Loves of Carmen (1948), Affair in Trinidad (1952) and The Money Trap (1965). Their off-screen liaisons were soon transformed into an enduring, lifelong friendship.
While serving on a Paris jury Andre Morestan (Brian Aherne) persuades his deadlocked peers to vote for the acquittal of Natalie Roguin (Rita Hayworth), a young woman on trial for the death of a young man she had been seeing. Securing her acquittal, Morestan invites her to live and work at his bicycle and music shop when no one else will give her a job. However, he decides to keep her true identity a secret, which soon begins to raise doubts within his family. His son (Glenn Ford) soon falls in love with her, even though he knows who she is.
Eventually, Andre is persuaded by a fellow former juror that she was in fact guilty. He goes to the authorities, but learns from them that new evidence has turned up that completely exonerates her.
- Brian Aherne as Andre Morestan
- Rita Hayworth as Natalie Roguin
- Glenn Ford as Pierre Morestan
- Irene Rich as Michele Morestan
- Evelyn Keyes as Francois Morestan
- George Coulouris as Defense attorney
- Edward Norris as Robert LaCoste
- Curt Bois as Henri Lurette
- Frank Reicher as President
- Sumner Getchell as Fat Boy
- Nicholas Bela as Nicholas Farkas