The Andersonville Trial (1970) Hollywood Television Theatre


The Andersonville Trial was a television adaptation of a 1959 hit Broadway play by Saul Levitt. The play was based on the actual 1865 trial of Henry Wirz, played by Richard Basehart, commander of the infamous Confederate Andersonville prison, where thousands of Union prisoners died of exposure, malnutrition, and disease.

Director: George C. Scott.
Writer: Saul Levitt.
Stars: Cameron Mitchell, William Shatner, Jack Cassidy, Wright King, Woodrow Parfrey, Martin Sheen, Richard Basehart, Richard Basehart, Whit Bissell, Buddy Ebsen, Harry Townes, John Anderson, Lou Frizzell, Michael Burns, Albert Salmi, Dal McKennon, Nino Candido, William Bryant, Ray Stricklyn, Robert Easton, Dick Miller, Philip Bourneuf, Bert Freed, Alan Hale Jr., Charles McGraw, Ford Rainey, Kenneth Tobey, Ian Wolfe, George C. Scott.

1971 Primetime Emmy Awards – Winner Outstanding Writing Achievement in Drama – Adaptation (Lewis Friedman).


Note: No sound for the intro (first 30 seconds).

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