Arnold Buhler (Joseph Cotton) successfully defends Max Dent (Nick Adams), on trial for murder. After the trial, Buhler's last case before retiring, Dent tells Buhler that he is actually guilty, because he can't be tried twice for the same crime. Is he telling the truth, or just acting out due to his pathological hatred for lawyers and the justice system? Buhler hires his friend Stu Bailey to find out, then takes matters into his own hands, hounding Dent endlessly. What will Dent do?
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During the night club scene with Barbara Bain, an off-screen combo plays a bluesy version of the show's new theme song, a rare callback to the first five seasons, which occasionally did likewise with the original theme at Dino's. See more
[speaking into the microphone of a dictation machine
The book begins, "Call me Ishmael". What is it in the ironic tides that engulf the lives of great and dedicated men? I know what I'd like to believe. I'd like to believe that those whom the gods would honor, they must first destroy. Well, that ties this one up, Hannah. Oh, uh, don't expect me in this afternoon. I'm... I'm taking a kid to a ball game.
77 Sunset Stip Theme
[season 6] (uncredited)
Composed by Bob Thompson
[Heard in background in bar] See more