The Resource Gideon's trumpet, written for television and produced by David W. Rintels ; executive producer, John Houseman

Gideon's trumpet, written for television and produced by David W. Rintels ; executive producer, John Houseman

Label
Gideon's trumpet
Title
Gideon's trumpet
Statement of responsibility
written for television and produced by David W. Rintels ; executive producer, John Houseman
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is a true story about Clarence Earl Gideon (Fonda), a semi-literate drifter, who 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, guided by its Chief Justice (Houseman), agrees to hear Gideon's case, and, in a landmark decision, rules in his favor. Gideon is given a new trial and is found innocent and U.S. legal history is changed forever
Cataloging source
TxU-L
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director, Robert Collins; editor, Frank Bracht
PerformerNote
Cast: Henry Fonda, Jose Ferrer, John Houseman, Fay Wray, Sam Jaffe, Dean Jagger
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1927-2013
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lewis, Anthony
Runtime
105
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gideon, Clarence Earl
  • Right to counsel
  • Feature films
Technique
live action
Label
Gideon's trumpet, written for television and produced by David W. Rintels ; executive producer, John Houseman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1979
  • Based on the book "Gideon's trumpet" by Anthony Lewis which was originally published in part in The New Yorker
Carrier category
videocassette
Carrier category code
vf
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
1/2 in
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videocassette (105 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videotape
Other physical details
sound, color
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
4003
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System control number
  • TXUL89-F24
  • (TxU-L)b1095739x
Terms governing use
For private home use only
Video recording format
VHS (1/2 in., videocassette)
Label
Gideon's trumpet, written for television and produced by David W. Rintels ; executive producer, John Houseman
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1979
  • Based on the book "Gideon's trumpet" by Anthony Lewis which was originally published in part in The New Yorker
Carrier category
videocassette
Carrier category code
vf
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
1/2 in
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videocassette (105 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videotape
Other physical details
sound, color
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
4003
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System control number
  • TXUL89-F24
  • (TxU-L)b1095739x
Terms governing use
For private home use only
Video recording format
VHS (1/2 in., videocassette)

Library Locations

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