Approved | | Drama
The murder of a socialite leads to a sensational trial, with a close governor's race hanging on its outcome.
Although shot in academy 1.37:1 aspect ratio (for later television airing) the theatrical -- or *intended* (by the studio, producer, director and/or cinematographer) -- aspect ratio of this film is 1.66:1 (widescreen). Most modern 16x9 (1.78:1) monitors have a "zoom to width" picture option, essentially allowing the viewer to see the film as the director and cinematographer originally planned. It is easy to spot films shot this way since all the titles and credits will still fit when properly cropped (they stay in the "middle" of the frame vertically), and there is an unusual amount of "headroom" above the actors in medium and close-up shots when viewed uncropped. Quite often "mistakes" -- like seeing equipment in the top or bottom of the uncropped frame -- would never have been seen by a theater audience.
Judge Leland Hoffman:
Judges don't have the same privileges as Senators and District Attorneys. We have to resign before we seek another office.
Leland holds up the large tape recorder take-up reel to Dan without first winding the rest of the tape onto it, or even taking it out of the machine.