Bill Gillespie's and Harriet DeLong's quiet evening at a local nightclub is disturbed by Bob Pinkney and Al Merck, who insult the couple with racist remarks. When the men are asked to leave, they cause a drunken disturbance outside, and Sweet arrests them. Pinkney tries unsuccessfully to bribe Sweet, then accuses Sweet of soliciting a bribe. The investigation leads down several trails to an unexpected conclusion. Written by
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's character says his birth date is July 1, 1943. The actor's actual birth date is July 29, 1943. See more
The polygraph test scenes had a few errors. Examiners always ask the subject a known false question to gauge a known deceptive answer. The examiner only asked questions where a known true or unknown answer was required. After Pinkney passed the test, Gillespie says they have handed Pinkney his case. As Tibbs noted, polygraphs are not admissible in any court so the results would not have benefited Pinkney. See more