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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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More competent than you might think, 1 September 2015
Author: Wizard-8 from Victoria, BC

I had wanted to see this movie for years after learning about it, but it was impossible to see for the longest time. But it eventually got a release on DVD, and I managed to get my hands on a copy. To be honest, I was expecting something really exploitive and schlocky, seeing that the movie was directed and co-written by the notorious Z grade filmmaker Larry Buchanan. But I was somewhat surprised. The movie is not great, but it's nowhere as terrible as you might think. Buchanan not only goes for a non-exploitive route, but seems to have really done his homework - the various witnesses and evidence put forth do often have a feeling of authenticity. It's often interesting to see what the prosecution and defence might well have done to prove their case. Don't get me wrong, I did say the movie is not great - it's often dry and slow (though most real life court cases are), there is awkward editing, the acting is sometimes clunky, and the production values are pretty laughable. But compared to some of Buchanan's other movies, it's a masterpiece.

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