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Film noir based on actual events features the murder of a Connecticut clergyman and the quick arrest of vagrant John Waldron (Kennedy). Prosecuting attorney Henry Harvey (Andrews) is told by his political bosses to get an equally quick conviction to stem public outrage. The evidence seems overwhelming but Harvey begins his own investigation and suddenly switches to the defense to prove Waldron's innocence in dramatic courtroom style. Kazan filmed on location in Bridgeport, CT in a successful semi-documentary style that heightened the tension.

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Available on Running time 88 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Mystery & Suspense, Order in the Court, Law & Lawyers, True Crime, Film Noir
Screenplay
Richard Murphy
Cast
Dana Andrews, Arthur Kennedy, Lee J. Cobb, Jane Wyatt, Cara Williams, Sam Levene, Ed Begley, Karl Malden, Taylor Holmes, Robert Keith
Cinematography
Norbert Brodine
Director
Elia Kazan
Music
David Buttolph
Producer
Louis de Rochemont

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