This compelling courtroom drama features Basehart as an army major on trial for collaborating with the enemy while he was held captive in Korea. The former prisoner of war readily admits his guilt in such acts as broadcasting anti-American sentiments for his captors. Widmark, the Army
colonel investigating the case, is suspicious as to why Basehart--an essentially good man--would break so readily. The truth is slowly revealed, then finally brought into the open by Torn, a young lieutenant who tells the court of Basehart's real motivation. In order to save the lives of 16 fellow
POWs following the execution of an informer, Basehart had been forced to cooperate with ...