Ambitious D.A. Victor Scott zealously prosecutes Ed Clary for a woman's murder. But as Clary walks "the last mile" to the electric chair, Scott receives evidence that exonerates the condemned man. Realizing that he's made a terrible mistake he tries to stop the execution but is too late. Humbled by his grievous misjudgement, Scott resigns as a prosecutor. Entering private practice, he employs the same cunning that made his reputation and draws the attention of mob kingpin, Frank Garland. The mobster succeeds in bribing Scott into representing one of his stooges on a murder rap and Scott, in a grand display of courtroom theatrics, wins the case. But soon Scott finds himself embroiled in dirty mob politics. The situation becomes intolerable when his former protege in the D.A.'s office is charged with a murder that seems to implicate her as an informant to the Garland mob. Can Victor defend the woman he secretly loves and also keep his life?
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Did You Know?
The main character is very loosely based on Bill "The Great Mouthpiece" Fallon, one of the great criminal defense attorneys of the 1920s, who successfully defended gambler Arnold Rothstein in the "Black Sox" Fix of the 1919 World Series. See more
When Edward G. Robinson visits Nina Foch after she's been arrested, initially she's resistant, but when he tells her that she faces a murder charge, she breaks down and says, "Oh, Ray" (the name of her dead husband) instead of "Oh, Victor," the name of Edward G. Robinson's character. See more
Then it's all settled? They won't prosecute me?
You're not going to keep all of my $10,000?
Your $10,000? You stole it; I earned it!
But that's all I got. You wouldn't take everything I have, would you?
You can get out of town and keep going before you lose more than money.
References Miracle in the Rain
Too Marvelous for Words
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Performed by Jayne Mansfield
(dubbed by Bonnie Lou Williams
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