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Status: Released

Runtime: 104

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Language: en

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  • 1980-04-30

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True story of Clarence Gideon's fight to be appointed counsel at the expense of the state. This landmark case led to the Supreme Court's decision which extended this right to all criminal defendants.


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Director: Robert L. Collins

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Henry Fonda

Henry Fonda
as Clarence Earl Gideon

José Ferrer

José Ferrer
as Abe Fortas

John Houseman

John Houseman
as Chief Justice / Offsc…

Fay Wray

Fay Wray
as Edna Curtis

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