Wrongly convicted for the murder of his wife, death row inmate Earl Holliman struggles on the scaffold...and the hangman accidentally dies as a result. Concurrently, his spouse's killer steps forward and confesses. Young jurist George Maharis has the unenviable task of sorting it all out in this tense legal tale; Gene Hackman, Arthur O'Connell, Katy Jurado, Sidney Blackmer co-star. 97 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.