A southern town is rocked by scandal when teenager Mary Clay is murdered on Confederate Decoration Day. Andrew Griffin, a small-time lawyer with political ambitions, sees the crime as his ticket to the Senate if he can find the right victim to finger for the crime. He sets out to convict Robert Hale, a transplanted northerner who was Mary's teacher at the business school where she was killed. Despite the fact that all the evidence against Hale is circumstantial, Griffin works with a ruthless reporter to create a media frenzy of prejudice and hate against the teacher.
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Film debut of Gloria Dickson. See more
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What'll it all be be, ladies?
Dope and cherry, Fred.
How about you, half-pint?
Make mine a chocolate malt and drop an egg in it as fresh as you are.
The hens don't lay 'em that good.
Featured in Warner at War
Battle Hymn of the Republic
(ca 1856) (uncredited)
Music by William Steffe
Played when Lincoln's statue is shown See more