The murder of a socialite leads to a sensational trial, with a close governor's race hanging on its outcome.

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A district attorney, a US Senator, and a Superior Court judge are all possible candidates for governor. All three meet in official or unofficial ways when a socialite is found murdered and her estranged husband, nephew of a former governor, stands accused. Written by Terry A. Hurlbut

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28 January 1961 (USA)  »

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A verdade acima de tudo  »

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Carroll O'Connor's film debut. See more »

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Judge Leland Hoffman: Mr. Miller, I understand that, among other things, you tap telephones.
Earl Miller: Now wait a minute, Judge! There's nothing illegal about that in this State. It's what you do with it that might break the law.
Judge Leland Hoffman: I'm aware of that. I want you to tap one for me.
Earl Miller: Oh, now, why didn't you say that in the first place?
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Overheated political drama with vapid cast
15 May 2014 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Ridiculous melodrama from Warner Bros. and director Vincent Sherman has pipe-smoking judge in Capital City (a miscast Efrem Zimbalist Jr.) setting his political sights on the governorship, but sidelined by dirty doings during a high-profile murder trial in which the district attorney on the case also intends to be governor. Plainly-filmed, poorly-written and acted potboiler full of boring men who take turns ignoring Angie Dickinson, playing the wife of beady-eyed Don Ameche, a windbag senator who eventually wants to run for president. Dickinson, with lacquered blonde hair, has apparently settled for Ameche but still carries a torch for Judge Efrem, now a widower--however, since he seems indifferent to her, always staring intensely off-camera like an eagle, one has to wonder are these two men her only options? Other subplots are introduced and dropped carelessly, while Zimbalist walks through the proceedings like a sexless sleepwalker. *1/2 from ****


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