Two hour episode. Ex-cop John Ryan marries wealthy widow Pauline Medford, with Sheriff Bill Gillespie as best man. Drunken Trina Mallin, one-time girlfriend of Ryan, almost breaks up the ceremony. She tries to extort $50,000 from him to keep quiet about a long ago incident. Trina's present lover and bankrupt lawyer, Tommy Harwood, wants her to leave Sparta with him, but she has other plans. John and Pauline set up Trina as a DUI driver, inadvertently causing a fatal accident. Trina is charged with vehicular manslaughter. Gillespie and Chief Hampton Forbes cooperate in the investigation.Written by
In another example of foreshadowing a death, while leaving to go eat with Capt. Skinner, Carroll O'Connor remarks "Fat Eddie- the man who laughs at heart attacks." O'Connor would die of a heart attack 6 years later in 2001. See more »
While talking to the Chief, Sgt. Shepard says the gun was a 44 Colt Magnum. There is no such caliber, it is a 44 Remington magnum or usually just called a 44 magnum, which was introduced in the 1950's. The 44 Colt was a caliber introduced in 1871 and used in revolvers in the old west. See more »
This is a very good movie. It not only told a story but it taught you how drinking can ruin so many lifes. If you look back at all the movies Carroll O'Connor has been in they all teach a great lesson about how to live your life. This one told of love and friendship and what happens when you don't believe in yourself and you turn to drinking.
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