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14 January 1965 (Mexico) See more »
Not a Newsreel...A Full Length Motion Picture, Filmed Secretly in Dallas
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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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Not sure what to make of this one, 2 March 2002
Author: John Seal from Oakland CA

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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