Fear on Trial Poster

Release Date: October 2nd, 1975

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary
This TV movie explores the blacklisting of 1950s talk show host Henry Faulk (William Devane). After Faulk is fired by CBS in the late '50s, he reluctantly leaves the entertainment industry for low-wage work, told by his lawyer (George C. Scott) that a court case against CBS could take years to come to trial. Faulk finally gets his day in court nearly a decade later. At the trial, the unpleasant realities of the McCarthy era -- and suffering of its victims -- are brought to light.

Cast: George C. Scott, William Devane, Dorothy Tristan, William Redfield, Milt Kogan, Allan Miller, John Lehne, Ben Piazza

Director: Lamont Johnson

Genres: Docudrama

Production Co: Alan Landsburg Productions

Distributors: CBS Television

Keywords: Tense, Gripping, Underdog, 1950s, 1960s, Pursuit, Judge, Sacrifice, Los Angeles