Cinema: The New Pictures, Oct. 3, 1955

Trial (MGM) turns out to be as tellingly effective an anti-Communist movie as Hollywood has ever made. In a few painfully real scenes, iced with satire, Director Mark (Champion) Robson and Writer Don Mankiewicz have drawn an unsettling picture of just how U.S. Communists adopt and then ambush a "good cause."

The story outline is familiar enough to newspaper readers: Angel Chavez, a teenage boy of Mexican descent, is on trial for the murder of a girl who died of a heart attack when Angel made a crude pass at her. Glenn Ford, as...

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