Based on a true story, James Coburn portrays a military lawyer assigned to defend a confessed psychotic killer. Set in the context of WWII and the uneasy US-Australian military alliance. The accused killer claims to have killed 3 women in order to possess their voices. Despite the defense lawyer's concerns that the killer is not fit to stand trial, the US military presses forward with the case and its desire to have the killer executed in order to strengthen the shaky alliance. Written by
The obscenity of war. The brutality of murder. The travesty of justice.
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The production of this film went into a dispute over crew payments with ATEA, The Australian Theatrical and Amusement Employees Association. The movie was black banned which meant that the film could not get exhibition and distribution in Australia as theatre and distributor employees were members of the same union as the crew personnel. See more