|Directed by||Robert Hendrickson
|Music by||Brooks Poston
|Running time||83 minutes|
MANSON is a 1973 documentary film directed by Robert Hendrickson and Laurence Merrick. It deals with the "Manson family" and has many interviews with the members of the group, including Charles Manson, "Squeaky" Fromme, and Sandra Good. This film contains original footage of the Charles Manson Family at their Spahn Ranch compound, Devil's Canyon, their Barker Ranch hideout in Death Valley, the Hall of Justice in Los Angeles and various other locations. When "Squeaky" Fromme attempted to assassinate President Gerald Ford, the Manson film was banned by US District Court Judge Thomas McBride in order to preserve Fromme's constitutional right to a fair and speedy trial. Robert Hendrickson's right to "free speech" was thus set aside and the matter was taken by the ACLU to the US Supreme Court.
Soundtrack music for the movie was created by Brooks Poston and Paul Watkins, two former Manson associates. As well, music performed by the Manson Family can also be heard on the soundtrack.
- "Manson (1972)". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-11-14.
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