Ambitious D.A. Victor Scott zealously prosecutes Ed Clary for a woman's murder. But as Clary walks "the last mile" to the electric chair, Scott receives evidence that exonerates the condemned man. Realizing that he's made a terrible mistake he tries to stop the execution but is too late. Humbled by his grievous misjudgement, Scott resigns as a prosecutor. Entering private practice, he employs the same cunning that made his reputation and draws the attention of mob kingpin, Frank Garland. The mobster succeeds in bribing Scott into representing one of his stooges on a murder rap and Scott, in a grand display of courtroom theatrics, wins the case. But soon Scott finds himself embroiled in dirty mob politics. The situation becomes intolerable when his former protege in the D.A.'s office is charged with a murder that seems to implicate her as an informant to the Garland mob. Can Victor defend the woman he secretly loves and also keep his life?
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An example of the kind of films that Edward G. Robinson
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When Edward G. Robinson visits Nina Foch after she's been arrested, initially she's resistant, but when he tells her that she faces a murder charge, she breaks down and says, "Oh, Ray" (the name of her dead husband) instead of "Oh, Victor," the name of Edward G. Robinson's character. See more
[answering the phone
Mr. Scott's office.
No, this is not the Safeway Cleaners and Dryers!
Some idiot wants his pants pressed. Maybe we oughta get a new number.
Not so fast. We may be pressing pants again.
Too Marvelous for Words
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Performed by Jayne Mansfield
(dubbed by Bonnie Lou Williams
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