Story of the rise and fall of 1920s' Ku Klux Klan leader D.C. Stephenson.

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David 'D.C.' Stephenson
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Madge Oberholtzer'
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Klell Henry
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Boyd Gurley
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George Oberholtzer
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Mrs. Oberholtzer
Ed Wiley
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Hiram Evans
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Sen. Monroe
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Story of the rise and fall of 1920s' Ku Klux Klan leader D.C. Stephenson.

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5 November 1989 (USA)  »

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La croix de feu  »

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During defense testimony, a character witness testifies to holding several World War I decorations, such as the Silver Star, Purple Heart, and Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster. None of these awards were in existence in the 1920s when the film is set (the Silver Star and Purple Heart were first issued in 1932). In the case of the Bronze Star, the medal did not exist until 1944. See more »

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Three hour movie worth watching .......
5 December 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Most three hour movies, other than classics like "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly", tend to be so padded that they become tedious. I recommend "Cross of Fire'" as one of those rarities that maintains interest for the entire 185 minutes. John Heard gives a performance second only to his fantastic character "Alexander Cutter" in "Cutter's Way". This film is easily divided into two parts, the first with megalomaniac Heard rising to power within the Klu Klux Klan. The second, his trial for the rape and murder of an Indianopolis school teacher. The trial ultimately not only decides the fate of Heard, but of the Klan itself. - MERK


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