I like Jimmy Stewart more and more the older I get. I love his character here, and I love the lines he's given, and I love his delivery of those lines, and I love how he puts his hands on his love handles. In fact, I'm going to start imitating the latter when I want people to take me seriously. That move, one that kind of gives him these jagged wings, is enough sexy for any movie, but then there's Lee Remick.
Duke Ellington did the score for this. It's great, and so is his cameo as "Pie Eye."
As a fan of courtroom dramas, especially the more unrealistic ones, I thought this was a real treat. This one has less to do with actual evidence and mystery and more to do with how to play a jury. My wife wondered about how controversial it might have been with all the talk about rape and panties.