The Accusing Finger

The Accusing Finger is a 1936 American drama film directed by James P. Hogan and written by Madeleine Ruthven, Brian Marlow, John Bright and Robert Tasker. The film stars Paul Kelly, Marsha Hunt, Kent Taylor, Robert Cummings, Harry Carey, Bernadene Hayes and Joe Sawyer. The film was released on October 23, 1936, by Paramount Pictures.[1][2]

The Accusing Finger
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJames P. Hogan
Produced byA.M. Botsford
Screenplay byMadeleine Ruthven
Brian Marlow
John Bright
Robert Tasker
StarringPaul Kelly
Marsha Hunt
Kent Taylor
Robert Cummings
Harry Carey
Bernadene Hayes
Joe Sawyer
CinematographyHenry Sharp
Edited byChandler House
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • October 23, 1936 (1936-10-23)
Running time
61 minutes
CountryUnited States


An attorney is proud of sending many people to jail, some of whom were innocent. His wife is killed, and due to circumstantial evidence, he is sent to jail and finds himself with many of the people he prosecuted.[3]



  1. "Movie Review - - THE SCREEN; ' The Accusing Finger' -". Retrieved 6 March 2015.
  2. "The Accusing Finger (1936) - Overview -". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 6 March 2015.
  3. The Accusing Finger (1936) - IMDb, retrieved 2019-04-19

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