Up and coming, young lawyer Anthony Lawrence faces several ethical and emotional dilemmas as he climbs the Philadelphia social ladder. His personal and professional skills are tested as he tries to balance the needs of his fiance Joan, the expectations of his colleagues and his own obligation to defend his friend Chester on a murder count.
Mike Welsch <email@example.com>
Guilty secrets. Shocking scandals. All in a day's work for on Philadelphian lawyer.
Did You Know?
Pennsylvania's personal property tax on corporations not doing business in Pennsylvania, the basis for Tony Lawrence "stealing" Mrs. Arthur Allen as a client, was ruled unconstitutional in 1998 (Annenberg v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania). See more
At the very end of the film when Paul Newman and Barbara Rush are walking out of the courtroom they're holding each others backs and in the next shot they're holding hands. See more
[At Chet Gwynn's murder trial, Anthony Lawrence sets up a demonstration to test butler George Archibald's ability to name a type of liquor by smelling it
[Sniffing a glass
It is Royal Tartan Scotch. Unmistakable. Rich heavy bouquet with a definite aroma of peat smoke.
Anthony Judson Lawrence
[Hands him another glass
Now, the third glass.
This is water, sir. There is no smell, except perhaps for a faint touch of chlorine, which the city puts in its drinking water. I trust you weren't trying to trick me into identifying...
When Irish I eyes Are Smiling
Music by Ernest Ball
Lyrics by Chauncey Olcott
and George Graff
sung by Brian Keith
and unidentified actress See more