This movie was based on Quintin Reynolds' lawsuit against Westbrook Pegler. Pegler was a character assassin of the first order. Pegler claimed that Reynolds was a Communist and a coward. Reynolds defended himself, sued, and won big. Reynolds was exonerated and continued writing. Pegler, like most other people like him, eventually imploded.
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The original Broadway production of "A Case of Libel" by Henry Denker
opened at the Longacre Theater in New York City on October 10, 1963, and ran for two hundred forty-two performances. See more
Version of A Case of Libel