The Man From Galveston


57m 1963

Brief Synopsis

Circuit-riding Texas lawyer Timothy Higgins defends a former girlfriend against a murder charge stemming from an extortionist's threat to reveal her shady past. Through adroit courtroom work, Higgins is able to acquit her and reveal who actually shot the fatal bullet.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 1963
Premiere Information
Seattle opening: 18 Dec 1963
Production Company
Warner Bros. Pictures
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
57m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White

Synopsis

Frontier lawyer Timothy Higgins arrives in Tascosa, Texas just as the circuit court is going into session. He finds that Rita Dillard, his former girl friend in Galveston, is accused of murder, and he agrees to defend her. Cole Marteen, Rita's former business associate, threatens to expose her past exploits in Galveston unless she leaves John, her husband, to go away with him. She ignores his threats, and Cole bribes Taggart to bear false witness against her at the trial. Higgins confuses Taggart on the witness stand, and Higgins' request for an adjournment is granted. Later, Taggart is found murdered, and John confesses to the crime to shield his wife. Rita did shoot at Taggart in self-defense, but Higgins proves that the fatal bullet was fired by Cole Marteen.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 1963
Premiere Information
Seattle opening: 18 Dec 1963
Production Company
Warner Bros. Pictures
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
57m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White

Quotes

Trivia

Filmed as the pilot for a TV series, but released theatrically instead, with the main character's name changed, after changes in cast and characters made it unusable for the series.

Notes

Originally filmed as a pilot for the television series Temple Houston.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1964

Released in United States 1964