Before the Jury/Corte d’Assise (1931)

A wealthy banker is murdered in his home during a reception. Among the guests is a journalist who carries out his own investigation in order to track down the culprit.

The second Italian sound feature film, the first being ‘La Canzone del Amore’ directed by Gennaro Righelli, grandfather of Sergio and Luciano Martino. ‘Corte d’Assise’ is, however, considered the first Italian crime (or poliziesco) film of the sound era.

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Currently unavailable in any format, although a web search indicates there may be a print stored in the Cineteca di Friuli film archives in Italy.


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