SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS
September 22, 1982
THE MAN IN THE WHITE HAT
Having persuaded his brothers to borrow heavily to buy grain at a low price and store it in Freleng's Warehouse, Crane feels responsible for the family's financial distress after the grain is seized when Freleng declares bankruptcy. Crane is arrested and jailed for instigating ranchers to raid the warehouse to take their grain back when it is seized by authorities. At his court hearing, ordered by the judge to identify his co-conspirators in the raid, Crane refuses, taking full responsibility and maintaining that, in this case, the law perversely harmed innocent citizens.