The Andersonville Trial
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George C. Scott directed this made-for-television adaptation of Saul Levitt's award-winning stage drama, based on the true story of Andersonville Prison, a notorious Confederate prisoner of war camp in operation during the Civil War. In 1865, Captain Harry Wirz (Richard Basehart) is brought to trial to answer charges of murder and crimes against humanity pertaining to administration of the Andersonville Prison, where 13,700 P.O.W.'s met their death due to inadequate medical care, unchecked spread of dysentery, shoddy sanitation, and lack of proper food. While Wirz and his defense team… More