Synopsis by Hal Erickson
This 60-minute psychological drama stars Richard Crenna in the title role. Wielding a gun, Edward Smalley invades the office of attorney J. Marvin Bean (James Whitmore). The attorney has no idea what this is all about until forced to remember an incident in World War II when Smalley had been accused of treason, and Bean was his court-appointed military attorney. The trial was cancelled before Smalley was given a chance to exonerate himself; the charges were dropped, but the accused man feels that he has never truly been cleared. Cowritten by director Robert Altman (the same), The Long, Lost Life of Edward Smalley was originally telecast in the fall of 1963 on NBC's Kraft Suspense Theatre.
courtmartial, gun, lawyer, name-clearing, treason, trial [courtroom]