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The Life and Assassination of the Kingfish (1977)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  21 March 1977 (USA)
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A dramatization of the events leading up to the 1935 assassination of Huey Long, the flamboyant and controversial governor of Louisiana.

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Diane Kagan ...
Rose Long
Fred Cooke ...
Earl Long
Dorrie Kavanaugh ...
Alice Grosjean
Gary Allen ...
J.R.
Donegan Smith ...
Harley Bozeman
Stanley J. Reyes ...
Seymour Weiss
Rod Masterson ...
Murphy Roden
Steven Ramay ...
Russell Long
Jake Staples ...
O.K. Allen
Wilbur Swartz ...
Gerald L.K. Smith
Tom Alden ...
Dr. Vidrine
Edward Hoerner ...
Dr. Rives
Jean Mayre ...
Sister Michael
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A dramatization of the events leading up to the 1935 assassination of Huey Long, the flamboyant and controversial governor of Louisiana.

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21 March 1977 (USA)  »

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As an ordinary french citizen I had never heard of this dude - Huey Long. And this TV movie has never been aired in France, at least I guess. But it is worth watching. Eddy Asner is absolutely terrific as this politician. Very impressive performance. And I don't know why, but his performance, besides the story itself, reminds me the two adaptations, the two films that were ALL THE KING'S MEN, starring Broderick - machine gun talking - Crawford for the Robert Rossen's film, and Sean Penn for the remake. Same kind of tales and characters. The rise and fall of non ordinary people. A scheme used a billion times in movie history, especially for politicians and gangsters. The scene when he passes away is outstanding. I have rarely seen a character, on screen, dying this way. Very realistic sequence. A flawless TV feature.


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