Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
After an overly aggressive district attorney unknowingly sends an innocent man to the chair, he resigns, turns to drinking, and acquires a criminal clientèle.
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.
Then it's all settled? They won't prosecute me?
Victor Scott: No.
Allen Parker: You're not going to keep all of my $10,000?
Victor Scott: Your $10,000? You stole it; I earned it!
Allen Parker: But that's all I got. You wouldn't take everything I have, would you?
Victor Scott: You can get out of town and keep going ...
(at around 1h 23 mins) During the chase scene, the film is flipped for all three cars as they make a left turn; the steering wheels are on the right side, the license plates are backwards and all the building sign-age is reversed.
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