The Murder of Mary Phagan
The Murder of Mary Phagan, a 1987 two-part TV miniseries made by Orion Pictures Corporation and distributed by National Broadcasting Company (NBC), is a dramatization of the story of Leo Frank, a factory manager charged and convicted with murdering a 13-year-old girl, a factory worker named Mary Phagan, in Atlanta, Georgia in 1913. The trial was sensational and controversial. After Frank's legal appeals had failed, the governor of Georgia in 1915 commuted his death sentence to life imprisonment. In 1915 Frank was kidnapped from prison and lynched by a small group of prominent men of Marietta, Georgia. The film features Jack Lemmon, Kevin Spacey, Rebecca Miller, Charles Dutton, Peter Gallagher, Cynthia Nixon, Dylan Baker, and William H. Macy.
Written by Larry McMurtry, produced by George Stevens, Jr., and directed by William "Billy" Hale, the film was shot in Richmond, Virginia. It has a running time of 251 minutes (over 4 hours), originally broadcast over two evenings.
The film won the 1988 Emmy Award for Outstanding Miniseries.
- Jack Lemmon as Gov. John Slaton
- Richard Jordan as Hugh Dorsey
- Robert Prosky as Tom Watson
- Peter Gallagher as Leo Frank
- Rebecca Miller as Lucille Frank
- Paul Dooley as William Burns
- Charles Dutton as Jim Conley
- Kevin Spacey as Wes Brent
- Cynthia Nixon as Doreen
- Dylan Baker as the Governor's Assistant
- William H. Macy as Randy (credited as W.H. Macy)
Other treatments 
In 1997, David Mamet published a book about Leo Frank called The Old Religion. The following year a Broadway musical called Parade, written by the playwright Alfred Uhry, with music composed by Jason Robert Brown was produced.
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