The Lawyer

  • 1969
  • Movie
  • R
  • Drama

THE LAWYER is loosely based on the case of Ohio doctor Sam Sheppard who was convicted of murdering his wife, but later won a new trial and an acquittal after the US Supreme Court ruled that publicity had prejudiced the jury during the first trial. F. Lee Bailey came to national prominence as Sheppard's defender and here Barry Newman plays a rather more

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