Synopsis by Sandra Brennan
Based on Howard Fast's novel The Winston Affair, this WW II-era crime drama is set in India and chronicles the attempts of an American military attorney to defend a lieutenant who shot a British officer in cold blood. Many witnesses were present and the question the lawyer must answer is whether the defendant is sane enough to stand trial. His investigation leads him to believe that his client is not. Unfortunately, his general is anxious to resolve the case to quell mounting tensions between British and American troops.
accident, America, Britain, career, client, court [law], courtmartial, courtroom, craziness, defense [military], doctor/nurse, evidence, extramarital-affair, false-accusation, fear, fireworks, gallows, General, homicide, hospital, investigation, justice, killing, lawyer, lieutenant, major, maniac, military, motive, murder, officer, past, prejudice, psychiatry, racism, respect, responsibility, sergeant, station, testimony, theory, trial [courtroom], troops, unit, vacation, victim, witness, man