The Paradine Case

Synopsis: Highly successful London barrister Anthony Keane takes on the case of Italian Maddalena Paradine who is accused of poisoning her blind military hero husband. Keane comes increasingly under her spell, threatening both his marriage and his career.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Alfred Hitchcock
Production: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Rotten Tomatoes:
125 min

Simmie's car, it leaks.

Come and have a hot shower.

I'll make your drink strong.

We may pull through.

- Simmie wants me to take a case.

- Oh?

Mrs Paradine.

- I don't believe she did it.

- Could you tell me why?

As her lawyer, I could use

any bit of evidence.

Nice people don't murder

other nice people.

So you think she's nice.

Her photograph looks nice.

If not, she wouldn't have married

that poor blind man.

Here you are.

- Just right.

- Good.

So nice people never murder

their husbands?

I suppose

there are circumstances.

It's amazing how 11 years with

the greatest realist in the country...

haven't altered your lovely

delusions about nice people.

I'm glad you're defending her.

- Why?

- Well... Your hair's wet. I'll rub it.

- Not so hard.

- It's nice you can help others.

Even save their lives.

But you've changed. 11 years ago

you wouldn't have taken this case.

Nonsense, I never turn down

a big fee. Then or now.

You'd have taken it, but only after

sneering at the decadence of the rich.

I hardly recognise my lost ideals.

I remember the first time

you called on me...

with 2 tickets for that Shaw play.


You'd forgotten to dress. The look on

Mother's face as we left the house.

It took you 5 years

to forgive that look.

It took her 50 years

to perfect that look.

You're reasonably dry.

You better get dressed.

- I'm not really mental.

- I know you're not.

If I didn't pretend, I couldn't

live with so brilliant a man.

I use that sort of talk

only on juries.

- Does it actually work?

- Come here.

- No, we've guests for dinner.

- Come here.

No, Tony.

She's a strange woman,

with an almost mystic calm.

- How do you do, Sir Simon?

- Here's the great man. Mrs Paradine.

May I present Mr Keane.

- How do you do?

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