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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Reverend
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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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Biography | Drama

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5 November 1989 (USA)  »

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La croix de feu  »

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| (2 parts) | (DVD)

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1.33 : 1
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A journeyman biopic and trial flick
2 January 2002 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Cross of Fire" tells the story of David C. Stephenson, a megalomaniac who rose to considerable power and notoriety as the head of the Indiana Ku Klux Klan in the early 1920's. A tour-de-force by Heard as Stephenson, this 3 hour journeyman miniseries moves along well laying out the biography and history during the first half and then bogs down in the middle, turning into a courtroom drama, as Stephenson is put on trial for murder. An okay watch for those interested in this footnote in American history which others may find a bit tedious.


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