Rumpole travels to the north of England where he is re-united with his one time clerk, Albert who now works for a firm of solicitors. He is set to defend Maggie Hartley, actress accused of killing her husband. The prosecution case rests on the evidence of a theater employee who overheard the shots and to whom she admitted her guilt. Rumpole's defense rests primarily on her husband's brutish behavior and fondness for drink and carousing. Written by
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[after Rumpole has examined a broken mirror
Any help to you, is it?
Oh, it might be. It's what we lawyers call the "locus in quo."
Do you really? How frightfully campy! It's what we actors call a dressing room.