Henry Fonda stars in this one-man play based on the writings of famed defense attorney Clarence Darrow. The play, constructed in the form of a monologue, traces Darrow's progress from a greenhorn lawyer to a giant in the field of civil libertarianism. Darrow (Fonda) muses on experiences ranging from his handling of the turn-of-century Pullman strike to the Leopold-Loeb murder to the Scopes "Monkey Trial" of 1925. Surprisingly, Fonda's bravura performance won him neither a Tony Award when presented on Broadway, nor an Emmy when recreated for television in 1974. Clarence Darrow was first seen on PBS; it later became a staple of such cable services as Arts & Entertainment. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
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This is a one-man play with Henry Fonda playing Clarence Darrow.
Remember the one-man play several years ago on Mark Twain?
The script covers many of the events in Darrow's life, the Scopes trial, his marriage, divorce and subsequent romantic entanglements. It also covered his defense of Sacco and Vanzetti.
It was a pleasant and educations 80 minutes.
F. Norman Vickers, Pensacola