Final Verdict (1991) is a TNT Drama movie, starring Treat Williams, Olivia Burnette and Glenn Ford. It was directed by Jack Fisk. The movie is based on the 1962 biography of the same title by Hearst journalist Adela Rogers St. Johns. The book and the movie tell the story of her father, Los Angeles defense attorney Earl Rogers, upon whom Earl Stanley Gardner based the character Perry Mason. (The author is depicted under her middle name, "Nora.")
This was the last work of Hollywood legend Glenn Ford.
This story takes place in the 1920s, where the successful and controversial defense attorney Earl Rogers (Treat Williams)is known for his controversial behavior in the courtroom and for his innovative methods. His father, the Reverend Rogers (Glenn Ford), instilled in his children moral values which Rogers puts into practice during the trial. He has a beautiful and faithful woman named Belle (Ashley Crow), and daughter Nora (Olivia Burnette).