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King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis (1970)

Follows Martin Luther King's life and decades long civil rights activism.

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(Speech Research), (conceived by) (as Ely Landau)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Follows Martin Luther King's life and decades long civil rights activism.

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A motion picture tribute to Martin Luther King in 1,000 theaters across America. One night only. All proceeds go to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Special Fund for the war against poverty, illiteracy and social injustice.


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Dann war mein Leben nicht umsonst - Martin Luther King  »

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This film was originally shown at theatres as a "one-time-only" event on 24 March 1970, and ran 3 hours and 5 minutes. The proceeds from the $5 admission price was donated to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Special Fund. It was later shown on US television, unedited and with limited interruption. See more »

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A different version...
29 September 2000 | by (LA) – See all my reviews

The version of this documentary I saw did not contain any of the celebrity "bridges" that Maltin mentioned in his review. The version I saw, ran only 103 minutes (as to the 185 of Maltin's version) and contained only archival footage of Dr. King's career from 1955 to 1968. This version is a pure video diary of King's speeches and marches. It contains amazingly powerful footage of the nonviolent protests and the final moments of King's life.


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