The Walls of Jericho (1948) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Walls of Jericho (1948)





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The year is 1908 and the setting Jericho, Kansas, a veritable cesspool of sin and vice. Dave Connors is a politically ambitious lawyer married to Belle, the town lush, and is in love with beautiful colleague Julia Norman. Matters are worsened when Algeria Wedge, his best friend's wife, makes a pass at him. When Dave rejects her advances, she retaliates by printing vile things about him in the town paper. This effectively destroys his political career and causes him to leave town. Algeria then successfully helps to launch her husband's career so she can remain in town and cause even more trouble.


Cornel Wilde
as Dave Connors
Linda Darnell
as Algeria Wedge
Anne Baxter
as Julia Norman
Kirk Douglas
as Tucker Wedge
Ann Dvorak
as Belle Connors
Marjorie Rambeau
as Mrs. Dunham
Henry Hull
as Jefferson Norman
Colleen Townsend
as Marjorie Ransome
Barton MacLane
as Gotch McCurdy
Griff Barnett
as Judge Hutto
William Tracy
as Cully Caxton
Art Baker
as Peddigrew
Frank Ferguson
as Tom Ransome
Hope Landin
as Mrs. Hutto
Helen Brown
as Mrs. Ransome
Norman Leavitt
as Adam McAdam
Whitford Kane
as Judge Foster
Dick Rich
as Mulliken
Will Wright
as Dr. Patterson
Dan White
as Loafer
Les Clark
as Photographer
Bill Sheehan
as Reporter
Gene Nelson
as Assistant Prosecutor
Jack Gargan
as Assistant Prosecutor
James Metcalfe
as Court Clerk
Paul Palmer
as Policeman
Oliver Hartwell
as Bootblack
Joe Forte
as Politician
Charles Marsh
as Politician
Louis Mason
as Politician
William Gould
as Politician
Ann Doran
as Gossip
Cecil Weston
as Head Nurse
Gene Collins
as Harmonica Player
Patricia Morison
as Mrs. Landon
David Hammond
as Messenger Boy
Guy Beach
as Hack Driver
Billy Sheehan
as Reporter
Morgan Farley
as Proprietor
Kay Riley
as Woman
Oliver Blake
as Mr. Reynolds
Edward Peil Sr.
as Court Reporter
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Good old fashioned soap opera in fancy clothes. Enjoyable but Anne is a bit too earnest in the lead and the film suffers from the fact that the most interesting couple, and the best acting comes from, the secondary couple played by Linda Darnell and Kirk Douglas.

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