This powerful, provocative drama is based on a play by Arthur Miller and tells the tale of a newly prosperous manufacturer living in a post WW II small town. His is an idyllic life with a loving wife and good son. Then one day a young woman… More This powerful, provocative drama is based on a play by Arthur Miller and tells the tale of a newly prosperous manufacturer living in a post WW II small town. His is an idyllic life with a loving wife and good son. Then one day a young woman shows up. She is the former fiancee fo the fellow's eldest son he was killed during the war. this creates problems because the mother refuses to accept his death and insists that he will return as soon as he is found. Meanwhile, the surviving son begins falling in love with the girl. The mother learns of this and forbids it to go further isnispint that the young woman stay alone until her older son returns. Her older brother also strongly objects to the union but for a much different reason. He maintains that the manufacturer is a crook who deliberately made shoddy parts to be sent overseas. The son begins investigating the allegations and even gets himself imprisoned so he can meet with his father's former partner who was incarcerated for deliberately sending the bad parts to the front. His actions caused several plane crashes that killed over 20 men. The parnter tells the son that his father is the guilty one, not him. He also says, the father escaped via a legal loophole. The boy leaves the prison and confronts his father. He brings with him a letter his brother wrote to the girl saying that he had volunteered for a suicide mission to help make up for his father's dishonorable deeds. The father goes into shock and does the decent thing -- he kills himself freeing the remaining son and his new love to leave town, marry and start anew.