Heavily plotted and plodding, this features long courtroom sequences that prove a sure cure for insomnia. Sullivan is a district attorney who is giving a commencement speech to a group of graduating law students. Instead of saying the usual things, he decides to relate a story about his
good friend, the late Pidgeon. While Pidgeon's son (Anderson) is seated in the graduating class audience, Sullivan sends the movie into flashback. Brasselle is a young man accused of murder. Pidgeon takes his case and wins the boy his freedom, but he has the nagging feeling that Brasselle may have
been guilty after all. His worst fears are proven true when he finds the missing murde...