A southern town is rocked by scandal when teenager Mary Clay is murdered on Confederate Decoration Day. Andrew Griffin, a small-time lawyer with political ambitions, sees the crime as his ticket to the Senate if he can find the right victim to finger for the crime. He sets out to convict Robert Hale, a transplanted northerner who was Mary's teacher at the business school where she was killed. Despite the fact that all the evidence against Hale is circumstantial, Griffin works with a ruthless reporter to create a media frenzy of prejudice and hate against the teacher. Written by
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The film was based on 'Death in the Deep South', a novel by Ward Greene for which Warner Bros. purchased the screen rights for $5,000. See more
Anytime during the entire trial the shadow of the window is showing in the same place; behind the witness chair / over the back door of the courtroom. See more
Any fool can ride to glory on a helpless Negro janitor. I'm out for bigger game.
Version of Thou Shalt Not Kill
When Johnny Comes Marching Home
Music by Louis Lambert
Played when the Confederate veterans are shown See more