A few questions
1. Why is it called One Potato Two Potato? I know Ellen Mary plays it before the judge talks to her. Is the point that the world around us disrupts happiness?
2. What did the judge discover in his conversation with Ellen Mary that led to his decision? Did he think she was too naive and ignorant of the situation?
3. Is it correct to say that Joe had no prior dealings with black people? When he talks to the priest he says something like "You know what they say about them," as if he has no personal experience.
4. Was the judge aware of the rape attempt? The framing device of the film is as a review of court testimony, so the implication is that everything we see before the verdict was spoken in court. So, if he was, did that still factor into his decision?
And so Governor Devlin, because even the cost of freedom can be too high, I REFUSE your pardon!