◎导演◎ Otto Preminger
◎编剧◎ Wendell Mayes
◎主演◎ James Stewart / Lee Remick / Ben Gazzara / Arthur O'Connell / Eve Arden / Kathryn Grant / George C. Scott / Orson Bean / Russ Brown / Murray Hamilton
Frederick Manion (Ben Gazzara), a lieutenant in the army, is arrested for the murder of a bartender, Barney Quill. He claims, in his defense, that the victim had raped and beaten up his wife Laura (Lee Remick). Although Laura supports her husband's story, the police surgeon can find no evidence that she has been raped. Manion is defended by Paul Biegler (James Stewart), a rather humble small-town lawyer. During the course of interviews, Biegler discovers that Manion is violently possessive and jealous, and also that his wife has a reputation for giving her favors to other men. Biegler realizes that the prosecution will try to make the court believe that Laura was the lover of the bartender and than Manion killed him and beat her up when he discovered them together. Manion pleads "not guilty" and Biegler, who knows that his case is weak, sets his assistants to try to find a witness who will save Manion.
案子完了，一切还是未知。法律层面的解读……。《桃色血案（Anatomy of a Murder）》：真假难辨（IMDB250 TOP 246）。桃色案件。最接近法律本质的电影。强迫症患者关注的案件真相。两种可能。选角很好。法律，就像一束火把。别当真，我只是不可抑制的冲动 --《桃色血案》。