Rush to Judgment

Lawyer Mark Lane, whose 'brief for the defense' of Lee Harvey Oswald was in the no 1 non-fiction best-seller position for several months, converted his material into a film of the same name, Rush to Judgment. For many it will seem a convincing pic, opening up severe doubts about the thoroughness and even integrity of the Warren Commission's [investigation into the assassination of President Kennedy].

Lawyer Mark Lane, whose ‘brief for the defense’ of Lee Harvey Oswald was in the no 1 non-fiction best-seller position for several months, converted his material into a film of the same name, Rush to Judgment. For many it will seem a convincing pic, opening up severe doubts about the thoroughness and even integrity of the Warren Commission’s [investigation into the assassination of President Kennedy].

Rush to Judgment is sober and unexcited, making its points with quiet and controlled definiteness, sans hysterics or frenzied accusations. Lane and collaborator Emile de Antonio have let their material present itself, utilizing wryness as their main weapon to sow seeds of doubt.

Point of the film is neatly summed up by one interviewee: ‘The Warren Commission, I think, had to report in their book what they wanted the world to believe. . .It had to read like they wanted it to read. They had to prove that Oswald did it alone.’

Rush to Judgment

Production: Impact Films/Judgment. Director Emile de Antonio; Producer Mark Lane, Emile de Antonio; Screenplay Mark Lane; Camera Robert Primes; Editor Daniel Drasin

Crew: (B&W) Extract of a review from 1967. Running time: 122 MIN.

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