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Darrow (1991)

The life and career of Clarence Darrow, the noted American lawyer and civil libertarian.

Director:

John David Coles

Writers:

William Schmidt (story), William Schmidt (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Spacey ... Clarence Darrow
Bob Tracey Bob Tracey ... Judge
Paul Klementowicz ... Eugene Prendergast
Gerard Malone Gerard Malone ... Young Paul Darrow
Erin Cressida Wilson ... Jessie Darrow
Harry Goz Harry Goz ... Marvin Hughitt
Chris Cooper ... Eugene Debs
Bill Alton Bill Alton ... Ludwig
Michael Lewis Michael Lewis ... Jack Dolan
Larry John Meyers Larry John Meyers ... Judge Grosscup
Don Wadsworth Don Wadsworth ... Thomas Milchrist
Neil Vipond Neil Vipond ... Edward Lorber
Frances Foster Frances Foster ... Elsa Jackson
John Christopher Jones John Christopher Jones ... Edgar Lee Masters
Calista Flockhart ... Lillian Anderson
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Storyline

In the 1890s, Clarence Darrow was a corporate railroad lawyer who had a crisis of conscience when he saw the plight of the underprivileged. In response, Darrow quits to fight in the courts on their behalf. In a career that would mark him as the Lawyer for the Damned, we follow Darrow's life through his highs like his labor victories to the low of the hopeless McNamara trial that got him indicted for jury tampering. After all that, he rebuilds his life as a master criminal defense lawyer that would lead him to one of his greatest cases with the Leopold and Loeb trial. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 June 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'avocat des damnés See more »

Filming Locations:

Pittsburgh ,Pennsylvania, USA

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Color
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Kevin Spacey and Chris Cooper later appeared in A Time to Kill (1996) and American Beauty (1999). See more »

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Clarence Darrow: [I was reading last night of the aspiration of the old Persian poet, Omar-Khayyam,he told the judge. It appealed to me as the highest that I can vision. I wish it was in my heart, and I wish it was in the hearts of all: So I be written in the Book of Love; I do not care about that Book above. Erase my name, or write it as you will, So I be written in the Book of Love]
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Videotape not available in US format; I would buy if someone has a US
26 August 2017 | by lfo-29727See all my reviews

I was in this movie in Pittsburgh; unfortunately, I loaned my copy, that I had made off of PBS, and the guy, Richard Swope did not return it. Would someone have a copy I could buy or copy? lfo1920220@aol.com. Me and my buddy took a walk before the convention and went down to the subway, and on the way the sign said extras report here; so we were in.


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