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Excellent made-for-TV story of German POWs in the USA
on December 7, 2007
During WWII German POWs were housed in camps across the USA. "The Incident" is set in a small Colorado town near such a camp, and things seem to be going along well enough until the universally liked small town doctor is murdered one night at the camp.
A suspect is identified, and wheels go in motion that produce high-level suspence and intrigue. Before you know it a Federal Judge (Harry Morgan) is in town, preparing to try the soldier for murder in a civilian court. The catch is this, in order to run a fair trial someone has to defend the soldier.
The judge pressures the local small-town lawyer (Walter Matthau) into defending the soldier. It looks like an open and shut case - there is a murder, a weapon, witnesses, and universal hatred toward the soldier, but is everything as it appears?
Enjoy this engaging movie. It's definitely my all-time favorite Walter Matthau movie.
The story has interesting twists and turns, and produces strong emotion.
Definitely 5 stars! Great story, acting, and drama!