The Trial of the Catonsville Nine (1972)


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.

Director: Gordon Davidson.
Writers: Daniel Berrigan (play & screenplay), Saul Levitt.
Stars: Ed Flanders, Gwen Arner, Richard Jordan, Donald Moffat, William Schallert, Barton Heyman, Mary Jackson, Nancy Malone, Davis Roberts, Leon Russom, David Spielberg, Peter Strauss, Douglass Watson.


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    April 24, 2021

    Peter Strauss: long reigning king of the American television miniseries. I remember when the actual, historical event took place and Berrigan’s fall-out play seemed to be showing up on the stage of every theatrical enterprise. People were so shocked by the whole affair that I think those performances acted as a kind of mass therapy. Thanks for this post as I never got to see this incarnation. It’s a decent companion to the recent TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7. . . . . ahhhhhhh . . . the late ‘sixties.

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