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Judge Horton and the Scottsboro Boys

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(NBC, 4/22/1976, 120 mins). A dramatization of the headline-making case in the 1930s of the controversial rape trial involving nine young black men and two white women, and of the embattled Southern judge (played by Arthur Hill) whose initial decision to free them made him a pariah in the community and ruined his career. The nine ultimately were convicted, but the case subsequently was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court. Horton died in 1967, the last of the Scottsboro boys in 1978. Based on Dan T. Carter’s 1968 book “Scottsboro: A Tragedy of the American South.” Director Fielder Cook and writer John McGreevey each won an Emmy Award nomination for the film.

Production Company Tomorrow Entertainment. Director Fielder Cook. Executive Producer Thomas W. Moore. Producer Paul Leaf. Teleplay John McGreevey. Based on a Book by Dan T. Carter. Photography Mario Tosi. Editor Eric Albertson. Art Director Bill Caplan.

Cast Arthur Hill (Judge James Edwin Horton), Vera Miles (Mrs. Horton), Lewis J. Stadlen (Sam Liebowitz), Ken Kercheval (DA Tom Knight), Ellen Barber (Victoria Price), Suzanne Lederer (Ruby Bates), Tom Ligon (Lester Carter), David Harris (Haywood Patterson), Rony Clanton (Andy Wright), Wallace Thompson (Willie Roberson), Gregory Wyatt (Olen Montgomery), Larry Butts (Leroy Wright), Paul Benjamin (Ramsey), Barry Snider (Captain Burleson), Robert Fields (Joe Brodsky), Bruce Watson (Orville Gilley).

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