This is about real life attorney George Graham Vest (December 6, 1830 - August 9, 1904) who was also later a U.S. Congressman from Missouri. The story is about a man who is sued by a boy for shooting his dog named Old Drum on October 18, 1869. Vest's, "a man's best friend" closing arguments from the trial became more famous than Vest himself. Starring future Governor of California and President of The U.S. Ronald Reagan as George Graham Vest. Written by
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Based on a true story and a real person, Congressman and later Senator George Vest. The actual trial was in Missouri not as portrayed in Kansas. Also the young boy that sued was actually awarded $50 (maximum allowed by Mo. Law) not The $500 in the teleplay. See more
You're supposed to be the best lawyer in the county.
He's not only "supposed to be" - he is!
George G. Vest
A lawyer is only as good as the last case he won - or lost.
Referenced in Born in East L.A.