A young lawyer faces several ethical and emotional dilemmas as he climbs the Philadelphia social ladder. His personal and professional skills are tested as he tries to balance the needs of his fiancée, the expectations of his colleagues and his obligation to defend his friend on a murder count.
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A criminally overlooked film in Newman's career. I myself slept on it for years, putting off seeing it for fear it would be a dud like the other late 50s Newman flick Rally Round The Flag Boys. Couldnt have been more wrong. Check it out at your earliest convenience for a great ensemble cast, tight script, and compelling plot. This is great commentary on society and social standing really. Many layers here. 4.5 stars