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The Trial of the Catonsville Nine (1972)

PG | | Drama, History | 9 May 1974 (Hungary)
The trial of the Catonsville Nine, the nine Catholic activists who in 1968 went to the draft board in Catonsville, Maryland, took 378 draft files and burned them to protest the Vietnam War.

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Gordon Davidson

Writers:

Daniel Berrigan (play), Daniel Berrigan (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Gwen Arner Gwen Arner ... Marjorie Melville
Ed Flanders ... Father Daniel Berrigan
Barton Heyman ... John Hogan
Mary Jackson ... Witness
Richard Jordan ... George Mische
Nancy Malone ... Mary Moylan
Donald Moffat ... Thomas Melville
Davis Roberts ... Prosecutor
Leon Russom ... David Darst
William Schallert ... Judge
David Spielberg ... Defense Attorney
Peter Strauss ... Thomas Lewis
Douglass Watson Douglass Watson ... Father Philip Berrigan (as Douglas Watson)
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The trial of the Catonsville Nine, the nine Catholic activists who in 1968 went to the draft board in Catonsville, Maryland, took 378 draft files and burned them to protest the Vietnam War.

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Genres:

Drama | History

Certificate:

PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 May 1974 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

Életünk legszebb napja See more »

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Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)
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Melville Productions See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color
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Writer Daniel Berrigan was a priest, and was a good friend of Martin Sheen. See more »

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Referenced in Lovelace (2013) See more »

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A Very Powerful Film with powerful performances
21 June 2002 | by rjtmfhSee all my reviews

I just watched The Trial of the Catonsville Nine for first time and I have been waiting to see this for some time and it was well worth the wait. Everybody in the cast was great. And what a cast, Richard Jordan, Peter Strauss, William Schallert, Donald Moffatt, Ed Flanders, Douglass Watson & Nancy Malone were all excellent in this and they gave very powerful performances. It was a play that was turned into a movie and it was produced by Gregory Peck, yes the same Hollywood acting legend. The story was about the burning of the draft records in Baltimore, Maryland during the Vietnam War and most of the story took place in the courtroom. It didn't need special effects or any of the other stuff that they put in movies today. It focused on the actors and the story and it was very well done. The actors knew how to draw you in and hold your attention the entire time and it takes great actors to be able to do that and the actors in this story certainly did that. So I recommend this movie to anybody that appreciates great acting and a powerful story.


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