The Verdict

  • 1975
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

Loren stars as the mother of Albertini, a young man on trial for the murder of Catala, in this melodrama. Because of Albertini's father's reputation as a gangster, the young man's outlook seems dim. Hoping to free her son, Loren calls on Gabin, an influential French judge in Lyon. She secures her son's acquittal by kidnaping the diabetic wife of Gabin,...read more

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Loren stars as the mother of Albertini, a young man on trial for the murder of Catala, in this melodrama. Because of Albertini's father's reputation as a gangster, the young man's outlook seems dim. Hoping to free her son, Loren calls on Gabin, an influential French judge in Lyon. She

secures her son's acquittal by kidnaping the diabetic wife of Gabin, thereby blackmailing Gabin into being lenient. Eventually, Albertini is freed, though he later admits to his mother that he did indeed murder the girl. Gabin then learns he defied justice for nothing, finding his wife dead after

refusing to take her insulin shots. Distraught, Loren crashes her car into a brick wall, taking her own life in a manner of high tragedy. While not especially interesting, VERDICT is worth watching if only for the magnificence and charm Gabin exudes. Unfortunately, however, this is Loren's film,

and she receives the most attention, relegating Gabin to a supporting role. This would be his second-to-last film role; he appeared in just one more before his death in 1976.

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  • Released: 1975
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Loren stars as the mother of Albertini, a young man on trial for the murder of Catala, in this melodrama. Because of Albertini's father's reputation as a gangster, the young man's outlook seems dim. Hoping to free her son, Loren calls on Gabin, an influent… (more)

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