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Sentence of Death (DVD)
130 min.
- Feature Film
Originally presented on Studio One on CBS-TV in 1953.
From a story by Thomas Walsh.
Bonus feature: The Night America Trembled, produced by Gordon Duff, written by Nelson Bond, directed by Tom Donovan, starring Edward R. Murrow, Alexander Scourby, Robert Blackburn, Casey Allen, and Norman Rose.
Special features: Watch the features with or without period commercials with Betty Furness demonstrating Westinghouse products; documentary on the history of Studio One.
Summary:
Sentence of Death: A young James Dean plays a young man who was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
The Night America Trembled: A re-enactment of the night in 1938 when Orson Welles' War of the Worlds was broadcast on the radio.
Credits:
Produced by John Haggott, written for television by Adrian Spies, directed by Matt Harlib.
Separate but Equal (DVD)
191 min.
- Feature Film
Originally aired as a television mini-series in 1991.
Summary:
Based on the ground-breaking Brown vs. the Board of Education case in 1954, viewers follow a young Thurgood Marshall, the lawyer who argued the racially-charged lawsuit before the Supreme Court. When the black students of Clarendon County, South Carolina are denied their request for a single school bus, a bitter and courageous battle for justice and equality begins.
Credits:
Written and directed by George Stevens, Jr.; executive producers, George Stevens, Jr. and Stan Margulies.
Separate But Equal (VHS)
2 videocassettes (193 min.)
- Feature Film
Videocassette release of the 1991 motion picture.
Summary:
The year is 1950 and America is divided between black and white. Schools, restaurants, trains, buses, even drinking fountains cannot be shared by both races. White and Negro facilities are separate and unequal and the tension has reached a breaking point for the blacks of Clarendon County, South Carolina. When their request for a single school bus is denied by white school officials, a bitter, violent and courageous battle for justice and equality begins, putting black against white and friend against neighbor all across the country.
Credits:
Executive producers, George Stevens, Jr., Stan Margulies; writer and director, George Stevens, Jr.
Seven Hours to Judgment (DVD)
90 min.
- Feature Film
Originally released as a motion picture in 1988.
Summary:
A judge rules that three gang members who murdered a woman must be freed on a technicality. Her husband sets out to seek his own revenge.
Credits:
Executive producers, Paul Mason and Helen Sarlui-Tucker; director, Beau Bridges; screen play, Walter Davis and Elliot Stephens; music, John Debney; editor, Bill Butler.
Shadow of Doubt (DVD)
102 min.
- Feature Film
Videocassette release of a 1997 motion picture.
Audio tracks in English and French ; subtitles in English, French and Spanish.
Special features include theatrical trailers, talent files, interactive menus and scene selections.
Summary:
A high-profile defense attorney comes to the aid of an up-and-coming rap artist indicted for murder.
Credits:
Produced by Adam Kline; written by Myra Byanka and Raymond DeFelitta; directed by Randal Kleiser; director of photography, Craig Haagensen; production design, Rita Riggs; editors, Jeff Gourson and Craig Richards; music, Joel Goldsmith.
The Shawshank Redemption (DVD)
142 min.
- Feature Film
Originally released as a motion picture in 1994.
Based on the short novel "Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption" by Stephen King.
Summary:
Two convicts, one white and one black, never give up the dream of freedom, and together they turn hope and friendship into an uplifting bond no prison can ever take away.
Credits:
Music, Thomas Newman; production designer, Terence Marsh; editor, Richard Francis-Bruce; director of photography, Roger Deakins; executive producers, Liz Glotzer, David Lester; screenplay, Frank Darabont; producer, Niki Marvin; director, Frank Darabont.
Shining Through (DVD)
2 hrs. 12 min.
- Feature Film
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1992.
Based on the novel by Susan Isaacs.
Summary:
During World War II a secretary from Queens convinces her boss, a Colonel in American intelligence, to let her go undercover behind enemy lines in Germany.
Credits:
Music, Michael Kamen; editor, Craig McKay; production designer, Anthony Pratt; director of photography, Jan De Bont; executive producers, Sandy Gallin and David Seltzer; co-producer, Nigel Wooll; producers, Howard Rosenman and Carol Baum; writer/director, David Seltzer.
Silk. Season One (DVD)
5 hr. 51 min.
- Feature Film
Originally broadcast as a BBC television series in 2011.
English sound track; English subtitles.
Special feature: Behind the scenes.
Summary:
Martha Costello is a brilliant, passionate defense barrister with a reputation for defending the poor and downtrodden. She is about to embark on the next step of her career and apply to be a member of the highly prestigious Queen's Counsel. But she's not the only one at her chambers applying. Joining Martha is Clive Reader - charming and ruthless, funny, gifted, and dangerous. Only one is likely to be made QC, so how they perform in court is vital, and Clive knows how to play the game.
Credits:
Directed by Michael Offer, David Evans, and Catherine Morshead; created by Pter Moffat; written by Peter Moffat and Steve Thompson; produced by Cameron Roach.
Simple Justice (VHS)
133 min.
- Feature Film
A segment of the TV program "American Experience" broadcast Jan. 18, 1993.
Based on the book: Simple justice, by Richard Kluger.
Summary:
Recounts the remarkable legal strategy and social struggle that resulted in the Supreme Court's landmark ruling in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka.
Credits:
Executive producer, Avon Kirkland; producer, Yanna Kroyt Brandt; teleplay, John McGreevey; story, John McGreevey and Avon Kirkland & Peter Cook; director, Helaine Head.
The Singing Detective (VHS)
6 videocassettes (ca. 7 hours)
- Feature Film
Originally broadcast by the BBC in 1986.
Based on the novel by Dennis Potter.
Summary:
The hallucinations of a mystery writer stricken with a crippling skin disorder interweave memories of his past with a plot casting him in the role of a suave sleuth who croons with a big band.
Contents:
1. Skin
2. Heat
3. Lovely days
4. Clues
5. Pitter patter
6. Who done it.
Credits:
Written by Dennis Potter; produced by John Harris; directed by Jon Amiel..

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