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Cross of Fire (1989)

Story of the rise and fall of 1920s' Ku Klux Klan leader D.C. Stephenson.

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... David 'D.C.' Stephenson
... Madge Oberholtzer'
... Klell Henry
... Boyd Gurley
... George Oberholtzer
... Mrs. Oberholtzer
... Hiram Evans
... Reverend
... Sen. Monroe
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Buzz Barton ... Mayor of Addis
... Lawyer
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Story of the rise and fall of 1920s' Ku Klux Klan leader D.C. Stephenson.

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Biography | Drama

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5 November 1989 (USA)  »

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La croix de feu  »

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| (2 parts) | (DVD)

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1.33 : 1
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During defense testimony, a character witness testifies to holding several World War I decorations, such as the Silver Star, Purple Heart, and Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster. None of these awards were in existence in the 1920s when the film is set (the Silver Star and Purple Heart were first issued in 1932). In the case of the Bronze Star, the medal did not exist until 1944. See more »

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A journeyman biopic and trial flick
2 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

"Cross of Fire" tells the story of David C. Stephenson, a megalomaniac who rose to considerable power and notoriety as the head of the Indiana Ku Klux Klan in the early 1920's. A tour-de-force by Heard as Stephenson, this 3 hour journeyman miniseries moves along well laying out the biography and history during the first half and then bogs down in the middle, turning into a courtroom drama, as Stephenson is put on trial for murder. An okay watch for those interested in this footnote in American history which others may find a bit tedious.


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