Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Lorne Greene stars in "The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald" (1977)!

As far as I know, besides Battlestar Galactica - Lorne Greene's only other science fiction project is the two-part 1977 ABC-TV Mini-Series The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald.  This gripping "what if?" movie speculates what might have happened if Jack Ruby hadn't killed Lee Harvey Oswald.  In this excellent film (written by Robert E. Thompson and directed by David Greene), Oswald is put on trial for killing JFK and Lorne Greene plays his defense attorney.  Ben Gazzara ("Run For Your Life") and Frances Lee McCain (Lorraine's mother in "Back to the Future") co-star.

The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald was released on VHS and also LaserDisc back in the day - but has not been released on (legit) DVD as far as I can determine.

The entire 3-hour movie can be seen on YouTube.  Don't miss this fantastic "what if?" scenario...view it HERE:

Lorne Greene
The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald is copyright (c) by Charles Fries Productions, Inc.
Battlestar Galactica is copyright (c) NBC / Universal.
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