Henry Tawes is the sheriff in a small town in Tennessee. A man of strong moral fibre he is always quick to judge others and follows the law zealously. Then he meets Alma, a young beautiful girl who turns his world upside down.
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It's nice to see Gregory Peck in a slightly different sort of role for him. His character makes mistakes... and big ones. He's not the pillar of morality he's supposed to be as a police officer... and as Gregory Peck. Good God, he's human! Clever casting and an interesting film.