Beyond Reasonable Doubt - 1980
Endeavour Productions - 115 min.
DVD UPCs # 9415600112236, 3000000063682
Cast: David Hemmings, John Hargreaves, Tony Barry, Martyn Sanderson, Grant Tilly, Diana Rowan, Ian Watkin, Terence Cooper, Bruno Lawrence.
Screenplay: David Yallop; Original Music: Dave Fraser; Photography: Alun Bollinger; Editor: Michael Horton
Producer: John Barnett; Director: John Laing.
A docudrama of New Zealand's most famous murder case, based on the book of the same title by British author David Yallop. In June 1970 someone kills Pukekawa farmers Jeanette and Harvey Crew. Police inspector Bruce Hutton suspects neighbour Arthur Allen Thomas, and to secure a conviction, plants evidence. Thomas undergoes two trials and is convicted both times, but later, when proof of the plantings is revealed, is pardoned and paid $1 million compensation.
Censor Rating: PG - Review Rating: B-
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