The clip dismiss murder case from Fried Green Tomatoes (1991) with Mary Stuart Masterson
I brought my own, if you don't mind.
You swear to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth?
You have information about the whereabouts...
of Idgie Threadgoode and her colored man, known as Big George,
on the night of September 30, 1933?
Yes, sir, I do.
It has been suggested here...
that she and her colored man were at her mother's house.
Can you confirm that? No, sir. That is a lie.
It has been my habit to write all the dates...
of the activities of the church in my Bible.
I show that the night of September 30, 1933...
was the start of our annual revival...
down at the Baptist campground.
Sister Threadgoode was there...
along with her hired man, George Pullman,
who was in charge of the barbecue as he has been...
for the last ten years. Objection.
That doesn't mean anything. Murder could've taken place any time the next couple of days.
Have you ever been to one of our revivals, sir? Well, no.
Do you attend church regularly, sir?
'Course I do.
Good. Well, maybe if you attended one of our revivals,
you'd know they last three days...
and three nights, Your Honor.
Approach the bench.
Percy, it don't look like you got a case at all.
In the first place, there's no body.
Second, we got us a preacher nobody's gonna dispute.
But, Your Honor... I'm tellin' you. What you got is a lot of nothing.
I say Frank Bennett got himself drunk,
drove into the river and was long ago eaten up...