Final Verdict

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Final Verdict
Genre Drama
Written by Lawrence Roman
Adela Rogers St. Johns
Directed by Jack Fisk
Starring Treat Williams
Glenn Ford
Ashley Crow
Olivia Burnette
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Production
Executive producer(s) Nelle Nugent
Producer(s) George Manasse
Victor Simpkins (co-producer)
Karina Friend Buck (associate producer)
Cinematography Paul Elliott
Running time 90 min
Production company(s) Foxboro Company Productions
Turner Pictures
Distributor TNT
Release
Original network TNT
Original release September 9, 1991 (1991-09-09)

Final Verdict (1991) is a TNT Drama movie, starring Treat Williams, Olivia Burnette and Glenn Ford. It was directed by Jack Fisk. The movie is based on the 1962 biography of the same title by Hearst journalist Adela Rogers St. Johns. The book and the movie tell the story of her father, Los Angeles defense attorney Earl Rogers, upon whom Earl Stanley Gardner based the character Perry Mason. (The author is depicted under her middle name, "Nora.")

This was the last work of Hollywood legend Glenn Ford, and the last onscreen appearance of actress Dana Hill.

Plot[edit]

This story takes place in the 1920s, where the successful and controversial defense attorney Earl Rogers (Treat Williams)is known for his controversial behavior in the courtroom and for his innovative methods. His father, the Reverend Rogers (Glenn Ford), instilled in his children moral values which Rogers puts into practice during the trial. He has a beautiful and faithful woman named Belle (Ashley Crow), and daughter Nora (Olivia Burnette).

Cast[edit]

Actor Role
Treat Williams Earl Rogers Attorney
Glenn Ford Rev. Rogers
Olivia Burnette Nora Rogers
Ashley Crow Belle Rogers
Barton Heyman Bill Jory
Raphael Sbarge Al Boyd
Fionnula Flanagan Pearl Morton
Amy Wright Queenie
Dana Hill Francy
Lance Kerwin Harry Johnson

References[edit]

  • The Hollywood reporter, by Wilkerson Daily Corp.

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