Guilty or Innocent: The Sam Sheppard Murder Case Poster

Release Date: 1975

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 36 min

Plot Summary
Sam Sheppard (George Peppard) is a respected Ohio neurosurgeon whose pregnant wife is brutally murdered in their suburban home. Despite protests of his innocence, he's wrongly charged with the crime and made to stand trial. Sam insists that his wife's killer was a bearded man who also attacked him, but despite plenty of evidence to back up the story, he's nevertheless found guilty and sent to jail for more than a decade before an appeals court overturns the original decision.

Cast: George Peppard, Barnard Hughes, Walter McGinn, William Windom, Nina van Pallandt, Paul Fix, William Dozier, George Murdock

Director: Robert Lewis

Genres: Docudrama

Keywords: 1950s, Wife, Murder, Underdog, Doctor, House, Tense


Nominated Television Movie