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A to-the-point adaptation of an overly cerebral stage play by Ralph Berkey, was the only film directed by character actor Karl Malden. The story involves a US army major (Richard Basehart), on trial for collaborating with the enemy during his imprisonment in North Korea. The case seems open and shut; not only are 14 former POWS willing to testify for the prosecution, but the major himself admits his guilt. Army investigator attorney Richard Widmark suspects there's more to the story than anyone is letting on. Conducting a private probe, Widmark discovers that Basehart had agreed to cooperate with the enemy to keep his men from being executed--but only after another American soldier, whose name Basehart wishes to protect, had revealed the POW's escape plans while under torture. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Richard Widmark
as Col. William Edwards
Richard Basehart
as Maj. Harry Cargill
June Lockhart
as Mrs. Cargill
Carl Benton Reid
as Gen. Connors
Martin Balsam
as Sgt. Baker
Rip Torn
as Lt. George Miller
Alan Dexter
as Mike
Yale Wexler
as Capt. Joe Connors
Ken Alton
as Boxer
James Douglas
as Steve
Dolores Michaels
as Cpl. Jean Evans
Jack Webster
as Lieutenant Harper
Dolores Michaels
as Cpl. Jean Evans


Karl Malden
Richard Widmark
Ralph Berkey
Play Author
Henry Denker
Play Author
Henry Denker
Fred Steiner
Musical Direction/Supervision
Fred Steiner
Composer (Music Score)
Aaron Stell
Serge Krizman
Art Director