The Case against Paul Ryker was a gem of a TV movie. Lee Marvin has never been better...as Sergeant Paul Ryker, accused of treason by way of collaborating with the North Koreans curing the Korean Conflict.
Vera Miles is beautiful and understated as his estranged wife.
And Bradford Dillman is brilliant as the lawyer who thinks Ryker is guilty, but that he got convicted on a technicality rather than actual proof, and demands a new court martial.
I saw this story on the Kraft Suspense Theater in 1963, and have never forgotten how passionately Lee Marvin played the role of Sgt. Paul Ryker.
Thanks to You Tube, this movie can be experienced by new generations of movie fans. This review was inspired by the recent passing of Bradford Dillman. Rest in peace to a very fine actor.
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