Omnibus (1952–1961)
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Lee at Gettysburg 

A verse drama treatment of the critical battle of the American Civil War.


Alvin Sapinsley


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Episode credited cast:
Robert Allen ... (segment) (as Bob Allen)
Alistair Cooke ... Himself - Host
James Daly ... General Robert E. Lee (segment)
Bruce Gordon Bruce Gordon ... Lt. Gen. James Longstreet (segment)
Fred Herrick Fred Herrick ... (segment)
Wesley Lau ... Maj. Gen. John B. Hood (segment)
Mort Marshall ... (segment)
Dickie Moore ... Lt. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart (segment)
Addison Powell ... Maj. Gen. George Pickett (segment)
James Pritchett James Pritchett ... (segment)
William Redfield ... Messenger (segment)
William Smithers ... Lt. Gen. A.P. Hill (segment)
Ralph Stantley Ralph Stantley ... (segment)
Frank Sutton ... (segment)


A verse drama treatment of the critical battle of the American Civil War.

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Release Date:

20 January 1957 (USA) See more »

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Ford Foundation See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Final acting role of Dickie Moore. See more »

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Fascinating "Omnibus" Verse Drama
27 April 2013 | by coop-16See all my reviews

My last review was badly flawed, for two reasons. For one thing, it was based on fragmentary memories of an old book of classic television plays that I read when I was 13 or 14. More inexcusably, I ascribed the script to its director, Delbert Mann, rather than its real author, the brilliant Alvin Sapinsly. I finally saw it. It is on the second DVD of the excellent E1 release, Omnibus: James Agee's Mr. Lincoln and The Civil War. It was very, very good. The verse may have been imitation Stephen Vincent Benet, but it was still verse, metrical,, well rhymed, and fluent. The acting was superb. Above all, James Daly was a revelation- a better Lee Than Martin Sheen, and fully equal to Robert Duvall. Don Gordon, who usually played gangsters and cops, was great as Longstreet, while Dark Shadows fans may notice Dr. Lang, Addison Powell, playing Pickett. In short, this WAS one of the greatest things ever put on Television.

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