The Andersonville Trial (1970) - William Shatner DVD
The Andersonville Trial (1970)
This post-civil war court martial drama focuses on the trial of a Confederate officer who ran the notorious prisoner of war camp in Andersonville, Georgia, where over 14,000 Union prisoners died from disease, starvation and neglect. The defendant, Captain Henry Wirz, justified his actions with a plea that he was only following orders. He believed he was relieved of any personal responsibility because he was performing his duty. The Army prosecutor contends, however, that moral men must rebel against barbaric or inhumane orders "even if they are within the framework imposed by military discipline."
William Shatner, Richard Basehart, Buddy Ebsen, Cameron Mitchell
George C. Scott
Running time : 140 Minutes
Language : English