Cast: Jason Robards, Olivia de Havilland, Theodore Bikel, Per Oscarsson
Synopsis: After a perfunctory trial, Thompson is declared innocent on the grounds he was acting in self-defense, which is of course a lie. Yet despite the fortunate verdict, Thompson feels a horrible sense of guilt and is afraid the community will look down upon him. To clear his name, he decides to personally visit every member of the small farming community in an attempt to explain what happened. His efforts are unsuccessful, and the town begins to view him as dangerous and untrustworthy. Thompson, humiliated and realizing that even his wife is afraid of him, decides to commit suicide. He writes a note explaining why he killed Hatch, apologizing and saying "it had to be done."
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