The Murder of Mary Phagan

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The Murder of Mary Phagan ★★★½ 1987 (PG)

Lemmon stars as John Slaton, governor of Georgia during one of America's most notorious miscarriages of justice. In 1913, timid, Jewish factory manager Leo Frank is accused of the brutal murder of a female worker. Prejudice and a power hungry prosecuting attorney conspire to seal the man's fate at the end of the hangman's noose. Sensing the injustice, Slaton reopens the case, causing riots in Atlanta. Top-notch TV drama, featuring a superb recreation of turn-of-the-century atmosphere and a compelling, true story which was not finally resolved until the 1970s. 251m/C VHS . Jack Lemmon, Peter Gallagher, Richard Jordan, Robert Prosky, Paul Dooley, Rebecca Miller, Kathryn Walker, Charles S. Dutton, Kevin Spacey, Wendy J. Cooke; D: William (Billy) Hale; M: Maurice Jarre. TV

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