King - Montgomery to Memphis
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King - Montgomery to Memphis
Having tackled every known film subject in his long career, from musicals to murder mysteries, Sidney Lumet tries his hand at documentary in King: A Filmed Record...Montgomery to Memphis. Lumet co-directed and co-produced the film with another Hollywood luminary, Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Beyond selecting appropriate filmclips, Lumet and Mankiewicz directed the bridging sequences, narrated by such friends and admirers of Dr. Martin Luther King as Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward and James Earl Jones. Though well-intentioned, these bridges are unnecessary: the clips, which trace King's life and… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Worth it alone for Nina Simone's haunting rendition of Why (The King of Love Is Dead), heard as Dr. King's mule-drawn casket led over 100,000 silent mourners from Ebenezer Baptist Church on a 3 1/2 walk through the streets of Atlanta."
‑ Kam Williams, NewsBlaze
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