Business mogul's son David Grant uses his father's power to extricate himself from problems - until implication in a woman's death tests David's willingness to avoid responsibility.

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J.C. Grant
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David Grant
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Patrolman Jim O'Rourke
Robert Pastene ...
Harry Cohalan
Julian Noa ...
Judge Dreyden
Frank McNellis ...
Paul Scott
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Maria Cassini (as Anne Marno)
Sally Hester ...
Jane Scott
Esther Minciotti ...
Mrs. Cassini
Harold McGee ...
Dr. Hartley
Mary Gildia ...
Martha - Maid
Clark Rider ...
Capt. Conway
Frank Rolenger ...
Officer Mallory
Silvio Minciotti ...
Luigi - Cafe Owner
John Draper ...
David's Cafe Guest
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Influential senator J.C. Grant has been extricating his son David from numerous scrapes and eventuality he spoiled scion is expelled from college. Things take a darker turn when a drunken David offers a club cigarette girl a ride home in his car and has an accident. Although the young woman bleeds o death as a consequence of his actions, the young Grant has no memory of the event. When he is indicted for manslaughter, his father uses his clout to get a respected judge assigned, a vulnerable jurist with a dying wife on the edge of bankruptcy whom he hopes will be susceptible to coercion. Written by duke1029

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29 May 1950 (USA)  »

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DVD default running time includes original Westinghouse commercials. See more »

Quotes

J.C. Grant: [to Cohalan] Never lose your temper. It's a sign of weekness, and you can never afford to be weak... nit even in private... especially in private.
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I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby
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Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
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Predictable Little Drama
20 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Studio One was at the head of the list in the Golden Age of television. These dramas were often a little stilted since they were performed live. The actors do a decent job with this script. It's just not a very interesting story. The young spoiled son of a wealthy man is able to get away with virtually anything. His father has politicians in his pocket and continuously bails the guy out. The problem is that he finally causes the death of a young Italian cigarette girl. Once in jail, he has an epiphany as dad tries to exert his power, stopping at nothing to get his son out, including going after a judge with a dying wife, threatening his pension. The son (Robert Sterling) continues to turn to morality. It's a nice little story. My version has a group of 1950's Westinghouse commercials which are more interesting than the drama. Still, it's OK.


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