Apr 30, 1980 · Directed by Robert L. Collins. With Henry Fonda, José Ferrer, John Houseman, Fay Wray. The story of Clarence Earl Gideon and his fight for the right to have publicly funded legal counsel for the needy.
- Robert L. Collins
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Gideon's Trumpet is a 1964 book by Anthony Lewis describing the story behind the 1963 landmark court case Gideon v. Wainwright, in which the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that criminal defendants have the right to an attorney even if they cannot afford one.
- Anthony Lewis
Gideon's Trumpet (133) 7.1 1 h 43 min 1980 13+ The story of Clarence Earl Gideon (Henry Fonda) and his fight for the right to have publicly funded legal counsel for the needy.
Gideon's Trumpet is a 1980 American made-for-television historical drama film based on the biographical book of the same name written by Anthony Lewis. The film depicts the historical events before and during the 1963 United States Supreme Court case of Gideon v.
Gideon’s Trumpet Gideon’s Trumpet tells the story of one of the most important cases in American law, Gideon v. Wainwright, 372 U.S. 335 (1963). At the time of the case which makes his name famous, Clarence Earl Gideon had spent much of his adult life in prisons throughout the American south, mostly for stealing property of various sorts.
The true story of Clarence Earl Gideon unfolds, as he battles the Supreme Court for the rights of the needy to receive publicly funded legal counsel.
- Robert L. Collins
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Gideon’s Trumpet, written in 1964, is a book that details a landmark court case, Gideon v. Wainwright, that came before the Supreme Court of the United States of America in 1963.
The truth of the proposition that a lawyer is essential was vividly demonstrated to me by something that happened in Gideon’s second trial. Gideon had been charged with breaking and entering the Bay Harbor Poolroom in Panama City, Fla., in the early morning hours and taking some coins and wine.
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