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Another reviewer has concluded that the plot is "far-fetched". Hmm. I would think that those aging American residents who've actually been charged with Nazi war crimes during the past couple of decades might not find it so far-fetched at all. Some have even been deported. Perhaps he's referring to the storyline that calls for the accused to be defended by his own offspring. OK, that probably wouldn't happen in real life. But, what is an otherwise idle Hollywood screenwriter to do when called upon to help fabricate a box office success?
The plot's arguable implausibility aside, both Lange and Mueller-Stahl give forceful and bravura performances as two people caught up in the fading echoes of receding history. The final scene between the two should have earned Lange that year's Oscar, but sadly didn't.Read more ›
In "The Music Box," a fifty year old secret turns a family into a battleground. A father is accused of the most horrible crimes imaginable. His devoted daughter runs to his rescue. The pacing and suspense are superb. Scene by scene we see witness after witness reveal a knowledge of this man that the daughter cannot fathom. They have the wrong man. The wrong man, she states with resolve. Her defense is that it is a case of mistaken identity.
During his trial, she learns that her father has been having an affair with a neighbor for ten years. She realizes that her father is expert at keeping secrets. She is shocked that she never saw this aspect of his personality. Her secretary sees what the daughter cannot see. The secretary helps her find the courage she needs.
Forrest Tucker, who is prosecuting her father, is compassionate, yet determined to see her father brought to justice. But the daughter is brighter and better at the law than her opponent. She wins legal point after legal point.
Around all this emotional turmoil, we are once again reminded of the atrocities of World War II. We see the suffering and agony of the survivors of man's inhumanity against his human family.
The ending of this film makes my heart pound for about the last twenty minutes. If you gloss over truth in your life and trade in rationalizations, you might not enjoy this film. It is a film for those who are willing to lose what appears to be valuable,in return for what is only valuable,the absolute and undeniable truth.
If you can find a VHS copy, I would recommend it over this DVD.
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Holocaust mystery with excellent acting. Easy to identify with the conflict of a child beginning to suspect the worst of a beloved parent. Did he? Didn't he? Read morePublished 20 days ago by The Kat
Great movie. Highly recommend. With the most recent WWII Nazi Camp trial, this movie is very good and very believable. Sound quality could be better.Published 1 month ago by JJinTX
Interesting premiss, but over simplified. Does not do justice to the subject. It could have and should have, been so much better... DisappointingPublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Defense attorney Anne Talbot walks up the stairs of her father’s house as he is standing on the patio. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Midou
Watched this movie with Mr. Wonderful. It took us back to that difficult time in history where individuals were accused of war crimes and they were looking for justice.. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Carmenrella