The Accused

USA | 1949 | 101 minutes | William Dieterle

February 21, 2018

A demure college professor (Loretta Young) finds herself in jeopardy after killing an amorous student in self-defense. As the noose tightens, both the victim's guardian (Robert Cummings) and a dogged homicide detective (Wendell Corey) fall for her-being a killer apparently makes her irresistible to men. A decidedly feminine slant on a classic noir premise.

Preserved by the Library of Congress.

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  • Director: William Dieterle
  • Principal Cast: Loretta Young, Robert Cummings, Wendell Corey, Sam Jaffe
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 1949
  • Running Time: 101 minutes
  • Producer: Hal B. Wallis
  • Screenplay: Ketti Frings
  • Cinematographers: Milton R. Krasner
  • Editors: Warren Low
  • Music: Victor Young
  • Language: English
  • Format: 35mm