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The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald (1964)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
George R. Russell ...
Defense Attorney Tyler
George Edgley ...
Presiding Judge
Arthur Nations ...
Prosecuting Attorney Atkins
Charles Mazyrack ...
Lee Harvey Oswald
Joreta C. Cherry ...
Court Reporter (as Joreta Cherry)
Howard Ware ...
Bailiff
Don Gillespie ...
Attorney
Dan Terrell ...
Attorney
Bill Peck ...
Attorney
Jenna Jordan ...
Witness
Raymond Bradford ...
Witness
Ted Mitchell ...
Witness (as Theodore Mitchell)
Edwin Cherry ...
Witness
Bill Bell ...
Witness
Bill McGhee ...
Witness (as William McGhee)
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Not a Newsreel...A Full Length Motion Picture, Filmed Secretly in Dallas

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14 January 1965 (Mexico)  »

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El asesinato del siglo  »

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2 March 2002 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald must have been a cathartic experience for the mostly amateur, local cast of this Texas production. Coming from the production house of Falcon International--home of schlockmeister Larry Buchanan--the film is an utterly serious attempt to give Lee Harvey Oswald a fair 'trial' in abstentia. The evidence presented in the film is an accurate reflection of many of the depositions taken by the Warren Commission, and one need not to subscribe to the Grassy Knoll theory or believe that CIA tramps killed JFK to believe that Oswald could have been acquitted. In fact one will learn more about the assassination from this film than from Oliver Stone's repulsive and inaccurate JFK. Sadly, the film cannot begin to approach Stone's level of artistry, as its rock bottom budget straps us in for 90 minutes worth of minimal acting in a minimal courthouse set. The camera barely moves, the actors barely emote, and the best part of the film is listening to a tape of the REAL Oswald during his infamous appearance on New Orleans radio on behalf of the Fair Play For Cuba Committee. For assassination buffs, this is an oddity that you shouldn't miss. Those looking for entertainment should turn elsewhere.


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