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In Cold Blood

Must-See Cinema! A gripping true crime story!

In the skillful hands of adapter-director-producer Richard Brooks, Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood, the non-fiction novel-like account about two Kansas killers, becomes on screen a probing, sensitive, tasteful, balanced and suspenseful documentary-drama.

Poster art simulacrum for In Cold BloodHeading the competent cast are Robert Blake and Scott Wilson, bearing a striking resemblance to the now-dead Kansas drifters who, in the course of a burglary on 15 November, 1959, murdered the Clutter family. Almost six years later, after an exhausted appeal route, they were hanged. John Forsythe plays the chief investigator who broke the case.

Brooks’s screenplay and direction are remarkable in that the film avoids so many pitfalls: it is not a crime melodrama, told either from the police or criminal viewpoint; it is not social tract against capital punishment; it is not cheap exploitation material; and it is not amateurish in technical execution, despite its realistic flavour.

– Variety (December 31, 1966)

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