Danny Harrison holds two jobs to make ends meet, one as a schoolteacher, the other at Luke Hickey's diner. One evening Frank Curran comes to the diner flashing a wad of cash, which is tempting to both Danny and Luke. When Curran is robbed and killed, Danny is charged with murder. Written by
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A line of dialogue strongly suggests Parry grew up in Oregon. See more
Witness Luke Hickey's testimony is interrupted so Lt. Tragg can take the stand because he is wanted at headquarters and has to leave. When Tragg is done he does not leave the courtroom and is seen sitting there through the rest of the scene. See more
[Confessing in open court to the murder of Frank Curran
It's funny how things work out. You saw my place; it's really a dump... but you don't know what it means. People on the street would say, "There goes Luke Hickey, he owns a restaurant." It was... very important to me, kinda... you know what I mean? Then when I couldn't meet my bills I guess... I just flipped. Then when I saw this crumb who... probably never did an honest day's work in his whole life, I - I don't know, it just didn't seem ...