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14 January 1965 (Mexico) See more »
Not a Newsreel...A Full Length Motion Picture, Filmed Secretly in Dallas
A film that speculates how Lee Harvey Oswald's trial may have played out had he not been killed by Jack Ruby. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
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)
Jonathan Ledford ... Witness
Bill Thurman ... Witness
Charles McLine ... Witness
Tommie Russell ... Witness
Annabelle Weenick ... Witness (as Anne MacAdams)
Dale Howard ... Witness
Bob French ... Witness
Jack Dunlop ... Witness
Bill Carter ... Witness
Nathan Wyle ... Witness (as Nathan Wyll)
Robert Dracup ... Witness (as Bob Dracup)
Max W. Anderson ... Witness (as Max Anderson)
Shirley McLine ... Witness
James 'Ike' Altgens ... Witness (as Jim Altgens)
Barnett Shaw ... Witness
Wallace Edwards ... Witness
Armand Jones ... Witness
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles W. Tessmer ... Himself
Desmond Dhooge ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Larry Buchanan 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Larry Buchanan 
Harold Hoffman 

Produced by
Harold Hoffman .... producer
Cinematography by
James R. Davidson 
Film Editing by
Larry Buchanan 
Set Decoration by
Bill Mitchell 
Sound Department
Bruce Howard .... sound mixer
Sheilds Mitchell .... sound recordist (as R. Shields Mitchell)
Camera and Electrical Department
Roy E. Adams .... gaffer
J.H. Beall .... key grip
Olin W. Dalton .... assistant camera
Henry A. Kokojan .... camera operator (as Henry Kokojan)
Jack Specht .... assistant camera
Other crew
Ralph K. Johnson .... production assistant (as Ralph Johnson)
Betty Sooter .... script supervisor

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98 min
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References Kings of the Sun (1963)See more »


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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Conspiracy Buffs Only, 3 April 2004
Author: dbborroughs from Glen Cove, New York

My warning that only those interested in the JFK conspiracies is simply because the film is very very static and so is very dull. The trouble is that the film is the testimony that may have been heard in a trial of Oswald had one been held in early 1964. We, the audience, are the jury and we are asked to judge Oswald's guilt or innocence. But thats the problem, the film is mostly from the Jury Box point of view so it seems to be motionless. Its a dull movie that took me a couple tries to get through.

The testimony is what was known from press accounts of the time and if you've studied the case in any detail, its interesting to see what exactly was known just months after the event.

There is no real verdict and the last word delivered by the legal adviser is interesting in that its the first time anyone seemed to say that no one could put Oswald in the window.

Its an interesting curio but not one that really needs to be seen.

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