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A factual incident opens in a quiet Connecticut town where a kindly priest is murdered while waiting at a street corner. The citizens are horrified and demand action from the police. All of the witnesses identify John Waldron, a nervous out-of-towner, as the killer. Although Waldron vehemently denies the crime, no one will believe him. District Attorney Henry Harvey is then put on the case and faces political opposition in his attempt to prove Waldron's innocence.

  1. Fulton Oursler


  2. Richard Murphy


  3. Elia Kazan


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  1. Dana Andrews

    Dana Andrews

    State's Atty. Henry L. Harvey

  2. Jane Wyatt

    Jane Wyatt

    Madge Harvey

  3. Lee J. Cobb

    Lee J. Cobb

    Chief Harold F. 'Robbie' Robinson

  4. Cara Williams

    Cara Williams

    Irene Nelson

  5. Arthur Kennedy

    Arthur Kennedy

    John Waldron

  6. Sam Levene

    Sam Levene

    Dave Woods - Morning Record' Reporter

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 28m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

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  • March 5, 1947



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