Judge Horton and the Scottsboro Boys

Judge Horton and the Scottsboro Boys

100 mins | Drama, History, TV Movie | April 22, 1976

In 1930s Alabama, nine young black men are accused of raping two white women. The judge in the case, unlike the rest of the town, comes to believe that the boys are innocent and, against all advice from his friends and family, sets them free, which turns the entire community against him.

Judge Horton and the Scottsboro Boys

100 mins | Drama, History, TV Movie | April 22, 1976

Judge Horton and the Scottsboro Boys
In 1930s Alabama, nine young black men are accused of raping two white women. The judge in the case, unlike the rest of the town, comes to believe that the boys are innocent and, against all advice from his friends and family, sets them free, which turns the entire community against him.
Producers Tomorrow Entertainment
Original title Judge Horton and the Scottsboro Boys
Directors Fielder Cook, Dwight Williams
Writers John McGreevey, Dan T. Carter

Cast

Arthur Hill

as Judge James Edwin Horton

Lewis J. Stadlen

as Sam Liebowitz

Ken Kercheval

as Dist. Atty. Tom Knight

Vera Miles

as Mrs. Horton

Ellen Barber

as Victoria Price

Susan Lederer

as Ruby Bates

David Harris

as Haywood Patterson

Robert Fields

as Joe Brodsky

Rony Clanton

as Andy Wright

Richard Backus

as Dr. Lynch

Michael Adams

as Gene Williams

Larry Butts

as LeRoy Wright

Frank Bettis

as Ozie Powell

Roy Cooper

as Rossiter

James L. Day

as Clarence Norris

Joe Dorsey

as Newlin Andrews

Louis Fox

as Win Baker

Afemo Omilami

as Charlie Weems

Lane Smith

as Tyler

Barry Snider

as Cpt. Burleson

Josef Sommer

as Pomeroy

Donald Symington

as Allen

Wallace Thomas

as Willie Roberson

Bruce Watson

as Orville Gilley

Gregory Wyatt

as Olen Montgomery

Paul Benjamin

as Ramsey

Anthony Heald

as Lawyer Crony

Sonny Shroyer

as Noah

Gene Witham

as Townsperson

Tom Ligon

as Lester Carter