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The Andersonville Trial (1970)

A dramatization of the 1865 war-crimes trial of Henry Wirz, commandant of the notorious Confederate POW camp at Andersonville, Georgia.

Director:

George C. Scott

Writer:

Saul Levitt (play)
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Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cameron Mitchell ... General Wallace
William Shatner ... Col. Chipman
Jack Cassidy ... Otis Baker
Wright King ... Major Hosmer
Woodrow Parfrey ... Louis Schade
Martin Sheen ... Captain Williams
Richard Basehart ... Henry Wirz
Whit Bissell ... Doctor Ford
Harry Townes ... Col. Chandler
Buddy Ebsen ... Dr. John Bates
John Anderson ... Ambrose Spencer
Lou Frizzell Lou Frizzell ... Jasper Culver
Michael Burns ... James Davidson
Albert Salmi ... James Gray
Dal McKennon ... First Guard (as Dallas McKennon)
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Storyline

Lt. Col. N.P Chipman is the Army prosecutor, Otis Baker the defense attorney and Gen. Lew Wallace the judge in the trial of Henry Wirz, the Confederate officer who ran a prisoner of war camp in Andersonville, which saw 14,000 Union prisoners die from cruel neglect. Witnesses include Lt. Col. Chandler, who was assigned to inspect the Andersonville prison; Dr. John C. Bates, the physician at the camp horrified by his experience; Ambrose Spencer, a plantation owner who can testify that food offered to the camp by nearby residents was refused; James Davidson, a haunted 19-year-old prisoner who claims a fellow was torn apart by dogs; Jasper Culver, another prisoner who has a story about a man named Chickamauga; Sgt. James Gray, who testifies that Wirtz killed a man with his own hands; and Dr. Ford, the one witness for the defense. Written by J. Spurlin

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 May 1970 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

All of the witnesses as portrayed in the film are the actual witnesses who testified at Wirz's trial, and their dialogue in many cases is taken almost verbatim from the trial transcript. The major change from history is that Wirz did not testify and the whole "moral issue", around which this film revolves, was never raised at the trial. See more »

Goofs

Early on, a captain played by Martin Sheen comes into the court to tell Gen. Wallace that the defendant tried to hurt himself. The crossed sabers insignia of the cavalry on Sheen's cap is upside down. See more »

Connections

Version of Het proces van Andersonville (1962) See more »

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Great Film - over-emoting at points, but overall good.
17 December 2004 | by bswinarskiSee all my reviews

When I saw this being rebroadcast on Ovation (part of the Trio/Oxygen genre cable channels), I was surprised to see a younger William Shatner doing what he's always done best - overacting and over-emoting. At the same time, I felt that it was done with pure intentions, and was an overall stellar performance. With the action pretty much all taking place in one room (with some shots outside the courtroom), it really did a great job of depicting the events in Andersonville, and would be a great compliment to the Andersonville mini-series that was aired a few years ago. If I see this available on video/DVD in the near future, I am definitely going to pick it up.


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