In 1963 Chamberlain was instantly recognizable from his Dr. Kildare role on television, so it was only natural that MGM would try to parlay his small-screen talents into movie success. When Buttram is found murdered in Durango, New Mexico, it's up to Chamberlain, a local attorney, to
defend number one suspect Adams. Although at first he believes his client to be guilty, gradually Chamberlain begins to have some doubts. The written confession conflicts with Adams' story, so, with the encouragement of retired attorney Rains and daughter Blackman, Chamberlain continues his
investigation. At the trial, Gregory, a politically hungry lawyer, refuses to call up several ke...