- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 33 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: December 1, 2009
- Originally Released: 1948
- Label: Warner Archives
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
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Description by OLDIES.com:
The D.A. has taken a bullet and attorney Paula Rogers (Constance Bennett) has taken the case, defending the shooter who has a history of racketeering and blackmail. Opposing Rogers is special prosecutor Robert Larrimore (Brian Aherne), who recently proposed marriage to her. Will his feelings for her compromise his efforts? "You can't compromise with truth," Larrimore declares.
This polished melodrama is rife with elements typical of the era's "woman's picture": a female in a man's world; a suave male lead; sumptuous sets; ample amounts of romance, menace and mystery and for good measure, a surprising courtroom revelation about Rogers' past. Court is in session for an intriguingly Smart Woman.
In this courtroom drama, two opposing lawyers lead a double life. In the courtroom they are ruthless toward each other, but once the day is over they become passionate lovers. Unfortunately their newest case may well threaten their relationship as the defense attorney is defending a corrupt district attorney who happens to be her ex-husband. The prosecutor knows nothing of their past relationship; all he knows is he wants to nail the crook and his cronies to the wall. Unfortunately, the truth comes out in court and mayhem ensues.