This story line is take-off on the film 12 Angry Men that was released in April of 1957. One big difference, though, is that, in the movie, the whole film takes place in the jury room )except the last scene). And the only characters in the film are the members of the Jury. See more »
During the trial, the pliers that were used as evidence, do not have a spring mechanism. They are a simple parallel mechanism that is manipulated by hand, not by spring retraction. So, there could be no broken spring. The pliers are made by Sargent of New Haven Conn. See more »
Hold it there! Drop that gun!
I ought to kill you right now, holding that gun on us.
Well, I wouldn't have gunned you.
Sure not. Bill, take a look in the house.
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This was a strange episode for Maverick. While in a small western town a murder
is committed. Young William Reynolds is accused of shooting down Tol Avery a
wealthy rancher from whom he tried to borrow money. James Garner is dragooned into jury duty even though he was witness to some of the events that
led up to the killing. Then again in small settlements that probably was a regular
Will Wright is Reynolds defense attorney and he has a nasty rivalry going with
prosecutor Hugh Sanders. Then that aspect of the plot is just dropped and we
get a 12 Angry Men situation with Garner as the holdout who gradually convinces the others but for Emile Meyer that there is some very reasonable
doubt that this was coldblooded murder.
It was like two different stories, one dropped in favor of the other. Made it
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