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The Andersonville Trial (1970)

A dramatization of the 1865 war-crimes trial of Henry Wirz, commandant of the notorious Confederate POW camp at Andersonville, Georgia.

Director:

George C. Scott

Writer:

Saul Levitt (play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cameron Mitchell ... General Wallace
William Shatner ... Col. Chipman
Jack Cassidy ... Otis Baker
Wright King ... Major Hosmer
Woodrow Parfrey ... Louis Schade
Martin Sheen ... Captain Williams
Richard Basehart ... Henry Wirz
Whit Bissell ... Doctor Ford
Harry Townes ... Col. Chandler
Buddy Ebsen ... Dr. John Bates
John Anderson ... Ambrose Spencer
Lou Frizzell Lou Frizzell ... Jasper Culver
Michael Burns ... James Davidson
Albert Salmi ... James Gray
Dal McKennon Dal McKennon ... First Guard (as Dallas McKennon)
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Lt. Col. N.P Chipman is the Army prosecutor, Otis Baker the defense attorney and Gen. Lew Wallace the judge in the trial of Henry Wirz, the Confederate officer who ran a prisoner of war camp in Andersonville, which saw 14,000 Union prisoners die from cruel neglect. Witnesses include Lt. Col. Chandler, who was assigned to inspect the Andersonville prison; Dr. John C. Bates, the physician at the camp horrified by his experience; Ambrose Spencer, a plantation owner who can testify that food offered to the camp by nearby residents was refused; James Davidson, a haunted 19-year-old prisoner who claims a fellow was torn apart by dogs; Jasper Culver, another prisoner who has a story about a man named Chickamauga; Sgt. James Gray, who testifies that Wirtz killed a man with his own hands; and Dr. Ford, the one witness for the defense. Written by J. Spurlin

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 May 1970 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The Broadway production of "The Andersonville Trial" by Saul Levitt opened at the Henry Miller's Theater in New York on December 29, 1959 and ran for 179 performances. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1 min) Boom mic bounces around quickly in the frame when the defendant starts losing his disposition in front of the court witnesses. See more »

Connections

Remade as Andersonvil - Logor smrti (1975) See more »

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First-rate historical drama
27 July 1999 | by RosabelSee all my reviews

A wonderful TV movie about the most notorious of the "concentration camps" of the American Civil War. It has a first-rate cast, with Richard Basehart giving an especially intense performance as the camp commandant. I hope some day it comes out on video or is rebroadcast, perhaps by the History Channel.


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