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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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Version of The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald (1977) (TV)See more »


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The Trial Of Lee Harvey Oswald - 1964, 5 August 2014
Author: a_baron from United Kingdom

This is half the length of the 1977 film of the same name, and a far superior effort. Made in black and white, it stages the trial Oswald might have had if Jack Ruby had not inflicted summary justice on him two days after the Kennedy assassination. It is more bland, but it has to be said, is also more accurate.

The film includes an extract from the radio interview Oswald gave in August 1963. Oswald does not take the stand in this film, and an insanity defense is set up, the only one feasible in view of the weight of the evidence against him. Anyone who hears Oswald's eloquent defense of an independent Cuba in the aforementioned interview is free to disagree with him in whole or in part, but no honest person could claim he was insane. Nevertheless, the verdict is left not to the scriptwriters but to the jury, which means you.

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