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The Murder of Mary Phagan 

In early twentieth-century Atlanta, the murder of a young girl prompts strong reactions from the community, and ultimately leads to the arrest of a man who may actually be innocent.
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1988  
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
...  Gov. John Slaton 2 episodes, 1988
...  Hugh Dorsey 2 episodes, 1988
...  Tom Watson 2 episodes, 1988
...  Leo Frank 2 episodes, 1988
...  Sally Slaton 2 episodes, 1988
...  Lucille Frank 2 episodes, 1988
...  William Burns 2 episodes, 1988
...  Jim Conley 2 episodes, 1988
...  Wes Brent 2 episodes, 1988
...  Doreen 2 episodes, 1988
...  Luther Rosser 2 episodes, 1988
Thomas Anderson 2 episodes, 1988
2 episodes, 1988
...  Coroner 2 episodes, 1988
2 episodes, 1988
Beeson Carroll 2 episodes, 1988
William C. Crawford ...  Witness 2 episodes, 1988
David Cromwell 2 episodes, 1988
...  Annie Maude Carter 2 episodes, 1988
William Duff-Griffin 2 episodes, 1988
Jennifer East 2 episodes, 1988
Barbara Eda-Young ...  Mrs. Phagan 2 episodes, 1988
Gwyllum Evans 2 episodes, 1988
2 episodes, 1988
Sam Gray ...  Sigmond Montag 2 episodes, 1988
Richard Hamilton 2 episodes, 1988
...  Newt Lee 2 episodes, 1988
...  Randy 2 episodes, 1988
...  Alonzo 2 episodes, 1988
2 episodes, 1988
2 episodes, 1988
Owen Rachleff 2 episodes, 1988
2 episodes, 1988
Fred Sadoff 2 episodes, 1988
2 episodes, 1988
Brian Smiar 2 episodes, 1988
2 episodes, 1988
2 episodes, 1988
Nick Wyman ...  Lund 2 episodes, 1988
...  Mary Phagan 2 episodes, 1988
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From a true story. In Atlanta in 1913, a 13-year-old girl is murdered in the factory where she works. The factory manager, a Jew named Leo Frank, is convicted and sentenced to hang. Georgia Governor John Slaton suspects that Frank may have been railroaded by public desire for revenge and hatred of Frank's religion and northern (US) ties. But as a rising politician, Slaton also knows that to violate such strong public opinion by questioning the judgment would be political suicide. Will his conscience overcome his ambition? Written by Ken Yousten <kyousten@bev.net>

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Asesinato de Mary Phagan  »

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At one point, Lucille (Rebecca Miller) visits Leo (Peter Gallagher) in prison and tells him: "Seems like we spend the best part of our time just saying goodbye." This line is almost identical to the famous one spoken by Angela (Elizabeth Taylor) to George (Montgomery Clift) when she visits him in prison for the last time in A Place in the Sun (1951), which was directed by George Stevens, the father of this film's co-writer and producer, George Stevens Jr.. See more »

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Version of Murder in Harlem (1935) See more »

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Riveting television drama
8 September 2000 | by See all my reviews

This program boasts a great cast, but more importantly it is a textbook case of how a television drama should be mounted. An intriguing but basic courtroom drama that takes on greater significance as the plot develops. Fine characterizations abound in this production. It doesn't get much better than this.


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