Ambitious D.A. Victor Scott zealously prosecutes Ed Clary for a woman's murder. But as Clary walks "the last mile" to the electric chair, Scott receives evidence that exonerates the condemned man. Realizing that he's made a terrible mistake he tries to stop the execution but is too late. Humbled by his grievous misjudgement, Scott resigns as a prosecutor. Entering private practice, he employs the same cunning that made his reputation and draws the attention of mob kingpin, Frank Garland. The mobster succeeds in bribing Scott into representing one of his stooges on a murder rap and Scott, in a grand display of courtroom theatrics, wins the case. But soon Scott finds himself embroiled in dirty mob politics. The situation becomes intolerable when his former protege in the D.A.'s office is charged with a murder that seems to implicate her as an informant to the Garland mob. Can Victor defend the woman he secretly loves and also keep his life? Written by
Chris Stone <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The 'fixer' took care of everything!
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Did You Know?
Frank Garland's impressive collection of Impressionist art actually was loaned to the film by collector Edward G. Robinson
. Included are works by Gaugin, Degas, Duran, and Robinson's wife, Gladys Lloyd
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When Victor Scott addresses the jury he refers to the 45 revolver used to kill Gloria Benson in the opening scene. The gun in fact is a semi-automatic pistol, not a revolver. See more
As for me, I'd rather see a hundred guilty men go free than convict another innocent man.
Referenced in Zodiac
Too Marvelous for Words
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Performed by Jayne Mansfield
(dubbed by Bonnie Lou Williams
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