Investigative reporter, Tom Garrett's on leave from his newspaper job to work on a novel. As Tom's having problems writing the book, his boss and future father-in-law, publisher Austin Spencer, suggests he write a non-fiction book on capital punishment in their state, instead. Both men have long believed the states DA, Roy Thompson, has been able to manipulate juries into rendering wrongful guilty verdicts leading to the deaths of innocent people. In an effort to prove it, they decide to plant evidence which would lead to a guilty verdict of an innocent person in a murder case; Tom's to be the nnocent person. To cover their backs, the pair document all of their planted evidence, and plan to make it public after the guilty verdict's rendered. They tell their plan to no one; not even Tom's fiancé (and Austin's daughter), Susan. But, their plan hits a snag, when they forgot to account for 2 items, and this is enough to place Tom's life in real danger. Now, with time running out, saving ...
Put them all together they spell M-U-R-D-E-R !
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The last film that Fritz Lang
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You get engaged to my daughter, and all you can think about is capital punishment?
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Beyond A Reasonable Doubt
Sung by The Hi-Los
(as The Hi-Lo's)
Music by Herschel Burke Gilbert
Lyrics by Alfred Perry See more