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King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis (1970)

Follows Martin Luther King's life and decades long civil rights activism.

Directors:

Sidney Lumet (uncredited), Joseph L. Mankiewicz (uncredited)

Writers:

Mitchell Grayson (Speech Research), Ely A. Landau (conceived by) (as Ely Landau)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Newman ... Himself
Joanne Woodward ... Herself
Ruby Dee ... Herself
James Earl Jones ... Himself
Clarence Williams III ... Himself
Burt Lancaster ... Himself
Ben Gazzara ... Himself
Charlton Heston ... Himself
Harry Belafonte ... Himself
Sidney Poitier ... Himself
Bill Cosby ... Himself
Diahann Carroll ... Herself
Walter Matthau ... Himself
Anthony Quinn ... Himself
Leslie Uggams ... Herself
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Follows Martin Luther King's life and decades long civil rights activism.

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A motion picture tribute to Martin Luther King in 1,000 theaters across America. One night only. All proceeds go to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Special Fund for the war against poverty, illiteracy and social injustice.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1970 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Dann war mein Leben nicht umsonst - Martin Luther King See more »

Filming Locations:

Montgomery, Alabama, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film was originally shown at theatres as a "one-time-only" event on 24 March 1970, and ran 3 hours and 5 minutes. The proceeds from the $5 admission price was donated to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Special Fund. It was later shown on US television, unedited and with limited interruption. See more »

Alternate Versions

A second version, edited down to 103 minutes, was released onto videotape. It is missing the celebrety narratives and an opening montage of clips of militant black leaders with violent rhetoric contrasting to clips of Dr. King's non-violent messages, but includes the original introduction by Harry Belefonte, and consists entirely of newsreel footage. See more »

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No one was more effective when talking about "a dream"
15 November 2017 | by bettycjungSee all my reviews

11/18/17. A bit on the long side, but at least you get the chance to listen to the entire "I have a dream." No denying that King was a force to be reckoned with. His oratory style is reminiscent of the fiery preacher of past, and still quite effective in inspiring its listeners to bigger and better things.


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