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Gideon's trumpet

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  • True story of Clarence Gideon's fight to be appointed counsel at the expense of the state. This landmark case, Gideon v. Wainwright (1963), led to the Supreme Court's decision which extended this right to all criminal defendants.


  • Originally broadcast as a production of Hallmark Hall of Fame on television in 1980.
  • Based on the book by Anthony Lewis.
  • Special features: Insert with production notes by Anthony Lewis and cast filmographies.
  • DVD, Dolby digital.
  • In English.
  • Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.