Clara Rhodes finds her daughter, movie star Roberta Rhodes, dead in her bedroom, apparently of an overdose. Quincy remains unconvinced. Then Paul Reardon, a journalist, tells Quincy he can prove Congressman Charles Sinclair was with Roberta the night she died. Sinclair is an old friend of Quincy's, so Quincy must face the unpleasant possibility that his old friend may be linked to a murder. Quincy must sort through a maze of lies and half-truths to discover what really happened. Written by
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At the final session of the coroner's inquest, Quincy launches into a tirade about how the star's death WAS murder; the sleazy tabloid publisher had hounded the starlet into taking the pills. When Dr. Asten says that the overdose of pills was self-induced and that he will refer possible perjury charges to the police (which is the only thing he could reasonably say), it becomes clear that Quincy was inciting somebody to pull a literal Jack Ruby and gun down the tabloid publisher, which is just what happens about a minute later. Anyone doing this for real would probably wind up in a prison cell for a very long time. See more
References A Star Is Born