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Actors: Walter Matthau, Robert Carradine, Harry Morgan, Susan Blakely
Director: Joseph Sargent
Genres: Drama, Television
NR     2005     1hr 38min

Studio: Platinum Disc Llc Release Date: 04/26/2005 Run time: 98 minutes


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Actors: Walter Matthau, Robert Carradine, Harry Morgan, Susan Blakely
Director: Joseph Sargent
Genres: Drama, Television
Sub-Genres: Drama, Television
Studio: Platinum Disc
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 04/05/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 38min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 7
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Excellent made-for-TV story of German POWs in the USA
Alan Holyoak | In the shadow of the Tetons | 12/07/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"During WWII German POWs were housed in camps across the USA. "The Incident" is set in a small Colorado town near such a camp, and things seem to be going along well enough until the universally liked small town doctor is murdered one night at the camp.

A suspect is identified, and wheels go in motion that produce high-level suspence and intrigue. Before you know it a Federal Judge (Harry Morgan) is in town, preparing to try the soldier for murder in a civilian court. The catch is this, in order to run a fair trial someone has to defend the soldier.

The judge pressures the local small-town lawyer (Walter Matthau) into defending the soldier. It looks like an open and shut case - there is a murder, a weapon, witnesses, and universal hatred toward the soldier, but is everything as it appears?

Enjoy this engaging movie. It's definitely my all-time favorite Walter Matthau movie.

The story has interesting twists and turns, and produces strong emotion.

Definitely 5 stars! Great story, acting, and drama!"
The Incident
Jerry L. Nelson | Dallas, TX, USA | 09/21/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I highly recommend this and the two sequals that follow for any movie fan. Not only is this a good movie, but brings back fond memories of times past. An outstanding performance by Walter Matthau, Harry Morgan, Susan Blakely, and many more. Go back to 1944 in this very enjoyable movie in which the beloved small town doctor (Barnard Hughes) is killed by a German POW at the local POW camp. Harmon Cobb(Matthau) is a poor small town lawyer who is forced to defend the German accused of the crime. Judge Bell (Harry Morgan) is the judge who is out to hang the German Nazi and doesn't want Cobb or anyone else to mess up an open and shut case. However more is a foot as Cobb finds this is not an open and shut case; but rather a complex conspiracy involving his old friend the deceased doctor and others. Excellent trial scenes and a strong message that the obvious isn't always so obvious. We must always dig deep to find the truth of any situation. We are reminded that evil triumphs only when the good do nothing."
Michelle Polk | Mississippi, USA | 01/29/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"WWII is going on and government officials want to make a show of german pow's. Mr. Cobb is called on to defend the one of the german pow's for the murder of a civilian doctor. It was suppose to be all for show but Cobb proves to be a better lawyer than was expected. Cobb runs into some prejudice from his friends to bring justice where it is needed.

I like these series. There is much carmaraderie between the characters and they are clean."
Five stars for the movie - but......
Dave | North central Arkansas | 08/10/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The movie itself is great - good plot, and the acting was first rate.

HOWEVER, the DVD was just adequate at best. The picture is not all that sharp, and the colors are washed out and contrast is weak. Don't look for captions or subtitles. The movie had chapters, but they weren't displayed - nor was elapsed or total time. In other words, a bare-bones DVD.

A made for TV movie, so it's just "full screen" - not widescreen.