Green small-town defense attorney David Mitchell (Richard Chamberlain) finds himself with the thankless, and likely impossible, task of representing an arrogant young drifter (Nick Adams) accused of killing a community leader (Pat Buttram). Will the key to his strategy cause already-strained local tensions to blow sky-high? Claude Rains, Joey Heatherton, James Gregory, Joan Blackman co-star. 104 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.