Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
An aspiring reporter is the key witness at the murder trial of a young man accused of cutting a café owner's throat and is soon accused of a similar crime himself.
This film marked the directorial debut of writer and future television producer Boris Ingster. He would direct only two more films.
I wouldn't let him defend me if it was for stealing an apple.
When the prosecutor cross-examines defendant Joe Briggs during his trial for murder, he cites Briggs's previous criminal record of one robbery conviction. Citing a defendant's prior criminal history is inadmissible during a criminal trial, and Briggs's attorney should have objected to the prosecutor's statements and questions about the defendant's prior criminal convictions.