Twilight of Honor (1963)

Director
Boris Sagal

Main cast
Richard Chamberlain; Nick Adams; Claude Rains; Joan Blackman; James Gregory

Genres
Drama

Description
A young lawyer defends a drifter accused of murder. Director Boris Sagal's 1963 courtroom drama stars Richard Chamberlain, Claude Rains, Nick Adams (Oscar nominee, Best Supporting Actor), Joan Blackman, James Gregory, Joey Heatherton, Pat Buttram, Jeanette Nolan, James Bell, Donald Barry, Vaughn Taylor, Arch Johnson and Linda Evans.


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