Gideon’s Trumpet (1980) DVD Color Playable in the US, Canada, etc. Approx. 104 min. Aspect ratio 4:3 full screen
Starring: Henry Fonda, Fay Wray, Ford Rainey, Robert L. Collins, Donald H. Birnkrant, Philip J. Grosz, Sam Jaffe, Dean Jagger, Dolph Sweet, John Houseman, Myron L. Slobodien, José Ferrer, Nicholas Pryor, William Prince, Lane Smith, Richard McKenzie Written by David W. Rintels, based on the novel by Anthony Lewis. Directed by Robert L. Collins
In one of the finest and final performances of his distinguished career, Henry Fonda portrays Clarence Gideon, the destitute prisoner whose handwritten plea for justice changed the course of American legal history. Based on the book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist Anthony Lewis, Gideons Trumpet tells the remarkable human story behind the landmark "right to counsel" Supreme Court case.
Nominated for three Emmys and winner of the prestigious Peabody Award, this powerful drama also features Oscar- and Tony- winner José Ferrer (Cyrano de Bergerac, The Caine Mutiny) as Abe Fortas, Oscar-winner John Houseman (The Paper Chase, Rollerball) as Chief Justice Earl Warren, and Fay Wray (King Kong) in her final screen performance.
"Ranks with the best films of the early 1980s" -- All Movie Guide.
“The true story of a prisoner whose lone voice changed legal history.”