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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
John Peter Zenger
Anna Zenger
Frederick Worlock ...
Andrew Hamilton (as Frederic Worlock)
James De Lancey
Douglas Wood ...
Rip van Dam
Governor Cosby
John W. Austin ...
James Alexander
Leslie Barrie ...
William Smith
Ian Martin ...
Barry Ross ...
Frank H. Wilson ...
Noah (as Frank Wilson)
Henry Barnard ...
Justice Watson ...
Clerk (as Rudulph Justice Watson)
Emory Richardson ...


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12 January 1953 (USA)  »

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Colonial America sets the standard for freedom.
10 August 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A real life newspaper man, John Peter Zenger stood up to the injustices of British rule in regards to printing the truth and ended up in prison as a result of his "rebellion". Eddie Albert plays the title role, but the real credit here goes to young Marian Seldes, a future stage legend, who plays his loyal wife, standing by him and continuing to fight when everything seems hopeless. She risks everything for him while the pompous British governors treat Albert with disdain and complete inhumanity. This is just one example of both the determination of early Americans to expose the irrational way they were treated by the mother country and the determination of early T.V. producers to tell important stories, this one to my knowledge never presented in any other form than this. That makes this Studio One episode to be a bit above the others, and quite well presented in spite of its antique technologies. Freedom of the press may have been stretched over the years, but this presents the facts in an important manner that gives question to the modern methods of journalism.

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