The body of a tough-guy loan shark is found brutally murdered on the docks. A young loner is falsely accused of the crime, but accepts the blame because he's made to look like a hero in front of his co-workers. Quincy eventually realizes the boy is innocent, but has a hard time convincing him to retract his confession due to the sudden hero-status bequeathed on him. Quincy must defend him in court to prove his innocence, despite the fact that the defendant does not wish to be defended.
Did You Know?
, who plays Dr. Paul Weisbarth explaining to Quincy, played by Jack Klugman
, that he has the beginnings of an ulcer. Quinn played a similar role in the T.V. series The Odd Couple
(1970) as Dr. Melnitz who was treating Oscar Madison, played by Klugman, for an ulcer. See more
Near the end the judge makes a mistake using the word "infer" instead of imply".
After Quincy states that at a coroner's inquest they are allowed to ask any question as long as it pertains to searching for the truth, the judge replies, "Inferring that we're not doing that here." She should have said, "Implying that we're not doing that here." See more