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The Life and Assassination of the Kingfish (1977)

A dramatization of the events leading up to the 1935 assassination of Huey Long, the flamboyant and controversial governor of Louisiana.

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Robert L. Collins
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edward Asner ... Huey P. Long
Nicholas Pryor ... Manners
Diane Kagan Diane Kagan ... Rose Long
Fredric Cook ... Earl Long
Dorrie Kavanaugh Dorrie Kavanaugh ... Alice Grosjean
Gary Allen Gary Allen ... J.R.
Donegan Smith Donegan Smith ... Harley Bozeman
Stanley J. Reyes Stanley J. Reyes ... Seymour Weiss
Rod Masterson Rod Masterson ... Murphy Roden
Steven Ramay Steven Ramay ... Russell Long
Jake Staples Jake Staples ... O.K. Allen
Wilbur Swartz Wilbur Swartz ... Gerald L.K. Smith
Tom Alden Tom Alden ... Dr. Vidrine
Edward Hoerner Edward Hoerner ... Dr. Rives
Jean Mayre Jean Mayre ... Sister Michael
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A dramatization of the events leading up to the 1935 assassination of Huey Long, the flamboyant and controversial governor of Louisiana.

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Every Man a King See more »

Filming Locations:

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Tomorrow Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Ed Asner/The Kinks (1984) See more »

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26 October 2014 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

As an ordinary french citizen I had never heard of this dude - Huey Long. And this TV movie has never been aired in France, at least I guess. But it is worth watching. Eddy Asner is absolutely terrific as this politician. Very impressive performance. And I don't know why, but his performance, besides the story itself, reminds me the two adaptations, the two films that were ALL THE KING'S MEN, starring Broderick - machine gun talking - Crawford for the Robert Rossen's film, and Sean Penn for the remake. Same kind of tales and characters. The rise and fall of non ordinary people. A scheme used a billion times in movie history, especially for politicians and gangsters. The scene when he passes away is outstanding. I have rarely seen a character, on screen, dying this way. Very realistic sequence. A flawless TV feature.


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