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March 16, 2012

Francis Wellman: On Bad Answers.

A good advocate should be a good actor. The most cautious cross-examiner will often elicit a damaging answer. Now is the time for the greatest self-control. If you show by your face how the answer hurt, you may lose your case by that point alone.

--Francis L. Wellman, The Art of Cross Examination, first published in 1903.

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Charles Laughton's Sir Wilfrid overreacts in "Witness For the Prosecution" (1957).

Posted by Holden Oliver (Kitzb├╝hel Desk) at March 16, 2012 12:59 AM

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