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A Case of Libel (1983)

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Fact-based courtroom drama about a news reporter in 1954 who sued a columnist for libel after he proclaimed him a communist in print.

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1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Chris Wiggins ...
Colonel Douglas
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Coles
Charlotte Blunt ...
Anita
Larry Reynolds
Tom Harvey ...
Alston
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David
Meg Hogarth
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Fact-based courtroom drama about a news reporter in 1954 who sued a columnist for libel after he proclaimed him a communist in print.

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The movie is based on the real life lawsuit where Quentin Reynolds sued Westbrook Pegler. Reynold's lawyer was Louis Nizer who detailed the story in his book "My Life In Court." See more »

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Version of A Case of Libel (1968) See more »

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26 March 2006 | by (Fort Worth, Texas) – See all my reviews

A fantastic courtroom drama, a tremendous ensemble cast. The only problem is this wasn't made for theatrical release. Shot on video, either made for TV or some masterpiece theater type broadcast, it made up for it's production shortcomings with amazing performances by Asner and Travanti. The story centers around a journalist who has been labeled a Comunist by Boyd Bendix. Bendix, played by Travanti with intelligence and conviction, is scary in his ability to twist the truth for his purposes.

Edward Asner is equally as compelling as Attorney Robert Sloane in his search for the truth and for the exoneration of the "Blacklisted" reporter.

If you enjoy courtroom dramas, if you enjoy seeing a bit of what it was like during the "Red Scare", you will enjoy this work.

Now, would someone either release it on DVD or remake it for the screen?


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