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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.

  1. Anthony Lewis

    Novel

  2. Robert L. Collins

    Director

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  1. Henry Fonda

    Henry Fonda

    Clarence Earl Gideon

  2. José Ferrer

    José Ferrer

    Abe Fortas

  3. John Houseman

    John Houseman

    Chief Justice / Offscreen Narrator

  4. Fay Wray

    Fay Wray

    Edna Curtis

  5. Sam Jaffe

    1st Supreme Court Justice

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Gideon's Trumpet
Gideon's Trumpet

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Status Released

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  • April 30, 1980
    Theatrical

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 44m

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