"Ultimately, these are damaged humans, caught at low points in their lives, all wishing they could turn back time. They want to be remembered for the persons they were. In the end, though ostensibly above all the traumas, Judge Dodsworth ponders the ambiguity of his own position as moral and legal arbiter.
"I'm just a man who knows the law," he sings affectingly, "and that will take you just so far." "