DRAMA/ SOCIAL COMMENTARY
Extremely captivating court room drama adapted by Don M. Mankiewicz from his own novel who also wrote the screenplay, showcasing an underage Mexican teenage young boy on trial for first degree murder on an underage Caucasion teenage young girl's death of heart failure. Veteran actor Glenn Ford as David Blake gets chosen to represent and defend him as a first time lawyer, while his counsel is supposed to raise money for it's defense, but is really using the defense for unethical financial means! Despite the year it was made, I still thought it was still relevent full of great performances with an important social commentary about racism and justice!
3 out of 4