Directed by Otto Preminger, Frederick, a lieutenant in the army, is arrested for the murder of a bartender, Barney. He claims, in his defense, that the victim had raped and beaten up his wife Laura. Although Laura supports her husband’s story, the police surgeon can find no evidence that she has been raped. Manion is defended by Paul, a rather humble small-town lawyer. During the course of interviews, Biegler discovers that Manion is violently possessive and jealous, and also that his wife has a reputation for giving her favors to other men. The prosecutor discovers there’s more to the case than meets the eye.
( This was one of the first mainstream Hollywood films to address Sex and Rape in a graphic terms.)