Synopsis by Sandra Brennan
When this politically charged crime drama came out in 1938, many viewers saw that the themes therein echoed those of the ongoing New York gubernatorial race between Dewey and Lehman. The plot centers on a tough, driven district attorney with an excellent track record who is thrust into politics by supporters. Wanting to clean up what he sees as a corrupt race, he frames an innocent man and proceeds to prosecute him until the gangster behind it all finally confesses.
politician, con/scam, political-corruption, criminal, District-Attorney