Gideon's Trumpet

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The story of Clarence Earl Gideon and his fight for the right to have publicly funded legal counsel for the needy.
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The story of Clarence Earl Gideon and his fight for the right to have publicly funded legal counsel for the needy.

Original Release

04/30/1980

US Release

04/30/1980

Cast

Henry Fonda Clarence Earl Gideon
John Houseman Chief Justice / Offscreen Narrator
Jose Ferrer Abe Fortas
Fay Wray Edna Curtis
Sam Jaffe 1st Supreme Court Justice
Dean Jagger Sixth Supreme Court Justice
Nicholas Pryor Jacob
William Prince 5th Supreme Court Justice
Lane Smith Fred Turner
Richard McKenzie Judge Robert McCrary
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Robert L. Collins

Writers

Anthony Lewis, David W. Rintels

Cast

Henry Fonda Clarence Earl Gideon
John Houseman Chief Justice / Offscreen Narrator
Jose Ferrer Abe Fortas
Fay Wray Edna Curtis
Sam Jaffe 1st Supreme Court Justice
Dean Jagger Sixth Supreme Court Justice
Nicholas Pryor Jacob
William Prince 5th Supreme Court Justice
Lane Smith Fred Turner
Richard McKenzie Judge Robert McCrary
Dolph Sweet Charlie
Ford Rainey 2nd Supreme Court Justice
David Sheiner Abe Krash
J. Patrick McNamara Harris
Les Lannom Bobby Earle
Malcolm Groome John Ely
Allan Rich Tobias Simon
Richard Lineback Lester Wade
David Clennon James Fitzpatrick
Michael Cavanaugh Stocker

Producers

Editors

Frank Bracht

1980EmmyOutstanding Drama or Comedy Special Nominated
1980EmmyOutstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Special Nominated
1980EmmyOutstanding Writing in a Limited Series or a Special Nominated
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