Fatal Deception: Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald
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|Fatal Deception: Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald|
|Written by||Steve Bello|
|Directed by||Robert Dornhelm|
|Starring||Helena Bonham Carter|
|Music by||Harald Kloser|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Producer(s)||David L. Wolper|
Steve Bello (co-producer)
Robin S. Clark (associate producer)
|Running time||120 min.|
|Production company(s)||Elliot Friedgen & Company|
David L. Wolper Productions
Bernard Sofronski Productions
Warner Bros. Television
|Original release||November 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.
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.
- Helena Bonham Carter as Marina Oswald
- Frank Whaley as Lee Harvey Oswald
- Lisa Renee Wilson as Rachel Porter
- Deborah Dawn Slaboda as Julie Porter
- Brandon Smith as Keneth Porter
- Robert Picardo as David Lifton
- Morgan Cain as Infant
Awards and nominations
|1993||Golden Globe||Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV||Helena Bonham Carter||Nominated|
- 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.
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