In a quiet suburban English town, beautiful Molly Stevens is strangled on a quiet road and it falls to Scotland Yard Inspector Halloran (John Mills) to investigate. Suspicion falls on several of the townsfolk, including the old country doctor (Charles Coburn), but severalclues point to a religious fanatic whose actions were in response to repressed desire.
A tense suspense-drama -- part noir, part police procedural -- which will thrill aficionados of British mystery novels and TV's "Masterpiece Mystery!" Newly remastered.
TOWN ON TRIAL! begins with the murder of a good-time girl in a small suburb of London. Scotland Yard inspector John Mills is called on the scene, immediately launching his investigation by bullying everyone in sight. Mills is particularly aggravated by the prejudicial, hypocritical attitude of most of the suspects. He is so determined to blame the whole town for the poor girl's death that he nearly lets the actual killer slip through his fingers. TOWN ON TRIAL! was based on a series of magazine articles by Francis Durbridge, published under the umbrella title THE NYLON MURDERS.
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