Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The Ware Case was adapted from the stage play by George Pleydell Bancroft, first filmed in 1917. When a voracious reader of murder mysteries is himself murdered, suspicion immediately falls upon the victim's brother-in-law. The ensuing trial is complicated by the fact that the defense attorney is in love with the wife of the accused. Despite his personal feelings, the attorney mounts a brilliant defense, thoroughly exonerating his client. But the "innocent" man has a little surprise in store for his lawyer -- and the audience. A third (and presumably final) movie version of The Ware Case was released in 1939.