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Darrow (1991)

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Kevin Spacey plays legendary attorney/civil libertarian Clarence Darrow in this made-for-TV biopic. The story begins in 1894, when Darrow gives up his job as a railroad attorney to represent the participants of the Pullman strike. Darrow's "man of the people" reputation grows to mythic proportions over the next thirty years, a growth represented in this film by broad strokes and windy monologues. We last see Darrow in 1924, attempting to rescue young murderers Leopold (Jamie Harold) and Loeb (Barry Sherman) from the gallows. Darrow was first telecast June 7, 1991, on the PBS series American Playhouse.

Cast

Kevin Spacey
as Clarence Darrow
Paul Klementowicz
as Eugene Prendergast
Gerard Malone
as Young Paul Darrow
Erin Cressida Wilson
as Jessie Darrow
Jamie Harrold
as Nathan Leopold
Harry Goz
as Marvin Hughitt
Chris Cooper
as Eugene Debs
Bill Alton
as Ludwig
Michael Lewis
as Jack Dolan
Larry John Meyers
as Judge Grosscup
Don Wadsworth
as Thomas Milchrist
Neil Vipond
as Edward Lorber
Frances Foster
as Elsa Jackson
John Christopher Jones
as Edgar Lee Masters
Calista Flockhart
as Lillian Anderson
Danton Stone
as Peter Sissman
Rebecca Jenkins
as Ruby Darrow
Matthew Faber
as Henry Coll
William Duncan
as George Baer
Alan North
as Harrison Gray Otis
Bruce MacVittie
as John McNamara
Donal Logue
as James McNamara
Zachary Mott
as Ortie McManigal
Victor Slezak
as John Fredericks
Paul Roebling
as Earl Rogers
Paul Guilfoyle (II)
as Bert Franklin
David W. Butler
as George Lockwood
William Thunhurst Jr.
as Judge Elmer Bordwell
Stephen Mailer
as Paul Darrow
John Seitz
as Jacob Loeb
Barry Sherman
as Richard Loeb
Jamie Herrold
as Nathan Leopold
Mark Hammer
as Robert Crowe
Raymond Laine
as Dr. Springer
George Hosmer
as Dr. White
Glen Z. Gress
as Dr. Healy
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