The Magnificent Yankee (1965 film)

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The Magnificent Yankee
Genre Drama
Created by Emmet Lavery (play)
Written by Robert Hartung (screenplay)
Directed by George Schaefer
Starring Alfred Lunt
Lynn Fontanne
Jordan Charney
Grover Dale
James Daly
Robert Emhardt
Eduard Franz
William Griffis
Country of origin  United States
Original language(s) English
Original release 28 January 1965
"The Magnificent Yankee"
Hallmark Hall of Fame episode
Episode no. Season 14
Episode 3
Production code 203
Original air date 28 January 1965
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The Magnificent Yankee is a 1965 biographical film in the Hallmark Hall of Fame television anthology series. The film was adapted by Robert Hartung from the Emmet Lavery play of the same title, which was in-turn adapted from the book Mr. Justice Holmes by Francis Biddle. The story examines the life of United States Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes. Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne won Primetime Emmy Awards for their performances. Eduard Franz reprised his role as Louis Brandeis from the original 1950 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film version. [1] George Schaefer won a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Program Achievements in Entertainment, Phil Hyams as lighting director and Bob O'Bradovich as make-up artist. Nominations went to Robert Hartung for the screenplay, Noel Taylor for costume design and Warren Clymer for scenic design.

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