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Gideon's trumpet

Author: Henry Fonda; David W Rintels; Anthony Lewis; Worldvision Enterprises, Inc.; Worldvision Home Video Inc.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Worldvision Enterprises, [Place of publication not identified] : Worldvision Home Video Inc. [distributor] 1985 ;
Series: Museum of Broadcasting master collection series.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Clarence Earl Gideon, a semi-literate drifter, is arrested for breaking into a pool room and for petty theft. When he asks the court to appoint a lawyer for his defense because he cannot afford one, his request is denied. Acting as his own lawyer, Gideon is convicted and sent to jail. While in prison, he begins a hand-written campaign directed to the U.S. Supreme Court, contending that every defendant is entitled to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Named Person: Clarence Earl Gideon; Clarence Earl Gideon
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Fonda; David W Rintels; Anthony Lewis; Worldvision Enterprises, Inc.; Worldvision Home Video Inc.
OCLC Number: 13296792
Notes: "V4003."
Docu-drama based on a book by Anthony Lewis.
Originally telecast on CBS, April 30, 1980, a Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation"--Program notes.
Credits: Writer-producer, Rintels ; director, Robert Collins.
Performer(s): Henry Fonda as Clarence Earl Gideon, with supporting cast.
Description: 1 videocassette (105 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in. + 1 booklet.
Details: VHS format.
Series Title: Museum of Broadcasting master collection series.
Responsibility: David Rintels.

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Clarence Earl Gideon, a semi-literate drifter, is arrested for breaking into a pool room and for petty theft. When he asks the court to appoint a lawyer for his defense because he cannot afford one, his request is denied. Acting as his own lawyer, Gideon is convicted and sent to jail. While in prison, he begins a hand-written campaign directed to the U.S. Supreme Court, contending that every defendant is entitled to legal representation. The Court agrees to hear Gideon's case, and, in a landmark decision, rules in his favor.

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