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 <email@example.com>
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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Near the end of the film, the Ford automobile that Victor Scott leaves his meeting with Frank Garland in (with Miss Hinkel at the wheel), has hubcaps that are missing, then appear, and then disappear in subsequent shots as the drive proceeds. See more
Well, every time you go into a courtroom, it's a gamble.
I'm the house, Victor. I never gamble!
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Too Marvelous for Words
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Performed by Jayne Mansfield See more