Fatal Deception: Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald

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Fatal Deception: Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald
Written bySteve Bello
Directed byRobert Dornhelm
StarringHelena Bonham Carter
Robert Picardo
Frank Whaley
Music byHarald Kloser
Thomas Schobel
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Producer(s)David L. Wolper
Bernard Sofronski
Paul Pompian
Steve Bello (co-producer)
Robin S. Clark (associate producer)
Production location(s)Dallas
CinematographyYuri Neyman
Editor(s)Gerry Hambling
Running time120 min.
Production company(s)Elliot Friedgen & Company
David L. Wolper Productions
Bernard Sofronski Productions
Warner Bros. Television
Original networkNBC
Picture formatColor
Audio formatStereo
Original releaseNovember 15, 1993

Fatal Deception: Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald is a 1993 television film directed by Robert Dornhelm and starring Helena Bonham Carter and Frank Whaley. David L. Wolper was the film's executive producer and it was co-produced by the screenwriter Steve Bello.[1]


The story focuses on Marina Oswald (Helena Bonham Carter), the wife of Lee Harvey Oswald. Barely able to speak English, she is thrust into questioning by David Lifton (Robert Picardo). It portrays deep sadness, and explores the story of a woman ending up alone in a foreign country, subjected to considerable shunning, even after her remarriage.

The story is based on the widow of Lee Harvey Oswald, the assassin of President Kennedy. Via flashbacks, the story traces the woman's life from her days in the Soviet Union, the turmoil following the assassination, raising her family, and coming to grips with the fact that, she too, may have been a pawn in a grand conspiracy.


Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee Result
1993 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV Helena Bonham Carter Nominated

External links[edit]


  1. ^ O'Connor, John J. (November 15, 1993). "Review/Television; A New Round of Programs on J. F. K." The New York Times. New York. Retrieved May 22, 2012.