Londoners Arnold and Evelyn Boult had high hopes for the life of their son, Edward. His relatively short life ended up being one of privilege but irresponsibility. His life ended at age 23 ... See full summary »
US Air Force veteran Ben Brown has been charged with the murder of aging Cole Clinton, a leading citizen of Durango County, New Mexico. Several months after the discovery of Clint's dead body, Ben was turned in to the authorities for a reward by his wife, Laura Mae Brown, who claims she witnessed the murder. Ben has signed two confessions to killing Clint, who picked up the Browns hitchhiking on the road on his way back home from an out-of-town cattle auction. In addition to the charge against Ben, Laura Mae is charged as a co-defendant, her trial to be separate from Ben's. Although the alleged murder did not happen in Durango County, the trial is held there where most of Clint's friends and family will definitely be in attendance, their goal to see Ben convicted and executed. Instead of District Attorney Paul Farish, Norris Bixby has been appointed special prosecutor to try the case. James Tucker, the presiding judge, appoints a surprised young widowed attorney named David Mitchell, ...Written by
The airplane at the beginning of the film is a Beechcraft model 18. Over 9,000 were produced from 1937 to1970. See more »
In the flashback of Ben and Laura Mae hitchhiking along the lonely road in New Mexico miles from town, Cole Clinton drives up in his Imperial convertible and offers them a ride. The convertible has a rear view mirror clearly showing attached to the front windshield in the camera's wide shot point of view. In the next closeup scene with the point of view from the front of the car and the windshield centered in the frame, the rear view mirror is missing. In the next scene, a wide shot of the car driving into the hotel parking lot, the rear view mirror is mysteriously re-attached back onto the windshield. See more »
Always enjoy viewing this film mainly because Joey Heatherton's father was a mail man and delivered the mail to my home at the time in Nassau County, Long Island, New York. Richard Chamberland,(David Mitchell),"The Pavilion",'99, was a lawyer in this picture and wound up having to defend Joey Heatherton's (Laura Mae Brown), husband from a crime he was accused of performing on a police officer. The police officer was found not breathing in the bed in which Laura Mae shared herself. Laura is a very sexy hot to trot gal and performs all sorts of wild movements with her body in a bar next to a classic jukebox in the 1960's. Claude Rains,(Art Harper),"The Invisible Man",'33 makes a brief appearance and adds a good supporting role. This is a very entertaining film in Black and White and held my interest from beginning to the very end.
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