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Fear on Trial (1975)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  2 October 1975 (USA)
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The story of John Henry Faulk, a radio/TV personality of the 1950s, who was blacklisted during the McCarthy era. Faulk sued the organization that was behind the blacklisting, and the ... See full summary »

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The story of John Henry Faulk, a radio/TV personality of the 1950s, who was blacklisted during the McCarthy era. Faulk sued the organization that was behind the blacklisting, and the resultant trial, and Faulk's victory, helped to put an end to the blacklisting period. Written by Anonymous

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Bruce Geller, better known as the creator of the long-running TV series Mission: Impossible (1966) and Mannix (1967), appears here as Judge Abraham Geller, the presiding judge at the Faulk trial. Judge Geller was Bruce Geller's father. See more »

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A reminder of our past= a solid film=Should be on video !!!!
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"Fear on Trial" is the story of John Henry Faulk (William Devane), a rising personality on CBS in the 1950's, who is suddenly deprived of his livelihood after being accused of Communist sympathies and blacklisted.

Unlike others in this situation, he secures the services of a prominent attorney, Louis Nizer (George C. Scott), and sues his accusers for libel, winning a generous settlement in a landmark trial, ending the climate of fear begun under McCarthyism.

A great film that should be on home video, a reminder of how precious and vulnerable our freedoms are.


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