Miles Crawford, a former movie star, is now a successful attorney. When his young son Tod is charged with first degree murder, he hires the best criminal lawyer, but then convinces Tod that... See full summary »

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Alfred Hitchcock - Host
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Miles Crawford
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Sam Brody
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Ed Rutherford
Teno Pollick ...
Tod Crawford
Diane Mountford ...
Ruthie Rutherford
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Babs Riordan
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Rudy Trask
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The Judge
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Vince Williams ...
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The Movie Chaplain
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The Movie Judge
Charles Fredericks ...
The Movie Warden
Buster West ...
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Miles Crawford, a former movie star, is now a successful attorney. When his young son Tod is charged with first degree murder, he hires the best criminal lawyer, but then convinces Tod that he should represent him at trial. His closing argument is an impassioned performance, bringing applause from spectators. Then the judge calls the attorneys into his chambers. The prosecutor has discovered some startling new evidence that may affect the case. Written by Lewis O. Amack (spoiler removed)

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15 November 1963 (USA)  »

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We the Guilty!
15 December 2011 | by (brooklyn NY) – See all my reviews

***SPOILERS*** Former film actor and now famed defense attorney Miles Crawford, Richard Basehart, really got his hands full in finding that his troubled 21 years old son Tod, Teno Pollick,is wanted for murder by the local police. It turned out that Tod go into a fistfight over that hot collage chick-woman-Babs Riordan, Jane Hale, with his life long friend Julie Herman which turned deadly. Switching from fists to knives Herman ended up getting cut to pieces by Tod with him ending up bleeding to death.

Taking on the case of his accused son Miles Crawford together with fellow attorney and friend Ed Rutherford,S.John Launer, get very little help from Tod in trying to defend himself by admitting that he in fact killed Julie in a jealous rage! As the trial comes to it's final summations Crawford knowing that he has nothing to lose lets it all hang out in giving one of the most heart rendering speeches to the jury in US judicial history that by the time it's over there wasn't a dry eye in the courtroom. Not even from prosecuting D.A the and judge!

***SPOILERS*** Just when the verdict was about to be delivered it's discovered that Crawford was not really genuine, even though heart felt, in his remarks in that the speech he made in his son Tod's defense was copied word for word from a film he starred in some 30 years ago before Tod was even born! Still it in fact wasn't the jury who didn't known about Crawford's movie and the part he played in it but the judge ,John Zaremba, who knew of Crawford somewhat underhanded tactics in getting his son off from being executed who came,on sentencing day,to Tod's defense. Not it what Tod's dad did but his willingness,and possibly facing disbarment, to do it to save the very obviously guilty Tod's life!


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