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Guilty or Innocent: The Sam Sheppard Murder Case (1975)

The story of Dr. Sam Sheppard, an Ohio doctor convicted of murdering his wife, despite his vehement denials of the crime.

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Harold Gast, Lou Randolph (story)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Peppard ... Dr. Samuel Sheppard
Barnard Hughes ... Attorney Philip J. Madden
Walter McGinn Walter McGinn ... F. Lee Bailey
William Windom ... Walt Adamson
Nina van Pallandt ... Ilse Brandt (as Nina Van Pallandt)
George Murdock ... Procesutor Simons
John Crawford ... Fred Stoner
John Carter ... Jack
John Harkins ... Medical Examiner
Claudette Nevins ... Marilyn Sheppard
William Dozier ... Dr. Richard Sheppard, Sr.
Jack Knight ... Detective Moore
Paul Fix ... Supreme Court Justice
Russell Thorson ... Judge Edwards
James Whitmore III James Whitmore III ... Jerry Wyman
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The story of Dr. Sam Sheppard, an Ohio doctor convicted of murdering his wife, despite his vehement denials of the crime.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 1975 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Alternate Versions

Seen in syndication at approximately 90 minutes (two hours with commercials). See more »

Connections

Referenced in American Crime Story: The Dream Team (2016) See more »

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Just as good as any documentary about the case.
20 August 1999 | by yenloSee all my reviews

A fine made for TV movie about a famous 50's murder case. George Peppard delivers a solid performance as Sam Sheppard the Doctor accused of brutally murdering his wife. The film covers several years and has a documentary style to it. Some of the characters actually speak directly to the viewing audience at times recounting various aspects of the Sheppard case and his life. There are actual documentary programs about the Sheppard murder case, which use actual news footage, and this movie is just as good as those.


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