Judge Horton and the Scottsboro Boys

Judge Horton and the Scottsboro Boys (1976)

The compelling drama of nine black youths, one white man, and a struggle to save American justice.

  • Genre: Drama, History, TV Movie
  • Release Date: 1976-04-22
  • Runtime: 1h 40min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Tomorrow Entertainment
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Fielder Cook


In 1930s Alabama, nine young black men are accused of raping two white women. The judge in the case, unlike the rest of the town, comes to believe that the boys are innocent and, against all advice from his friends and family, sets them free, which turns the entire community against him.


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  • Arthur Hill

    as Judge James Edwin Horton
  • Lewis J. Stadlen

    as Sam Liebowitz
  • Ken Kercheval

    as Dist. Atty. Tom Knight
  • Vera Miles

    as Mrs. Horton
  • Ellen Barber

    as Victoria Price
  • Susan Lederer

    as Ruby Bates
  • David Harris

    as Haywood Patterson
  • Robert Fields

    as Joe Brodsky
  • Rony Clanton

    as Andy Wright
  • Tom Ligon

    as Lester Carter
  • Richard Backus

    as Dr. Lynch
  • Michael Adams

    as Gene Williams
  • Larry Butts

    as LeRoy Wright
  • Frank Bettis

    as Ozie Powell
  • Roy Cooper

    as Rossiter
  • James L. Day

    as Clarence Norris
  • Joe Dorsey

    as Newlin Andrews
  • Louis Fox

    as Win Baker
  • Afemo Omilami

    as Charlie Weems
  • Lane Smith

    as Tyler
  • Barry Snider

    as Cpt. Burleson
  • Josef Sommer

    as Pomeroy
  • Donald Symington

    as Allen
  • Wallace Thomas

    as Willie Roberson
  • Bruce Watson

    as Orville Gilley
  • Gregory Wyatt

    as Olen Montgomery
  • Paul Benjamin

    as Ramsey
  • Anthony Heald

    as Lawyer Crony
  • Sonny Shroyer

    as Noah
  • Gene Witham

    as Townsperson
Costume & Make-Up Ruth Morley Costume Design
Editing Eric Albertson Editor
Camera Mario Tosi Director of Photography
Writing John McGreevey Adaptation
Directing Fielder Cook Director
Art Thomas Gark Property Master
Production Thomas W. Moore Executive Producer
Production Paul Leaf Producer
Art Frank T. Smith Art Direction
Directing Dwight Williams Assistant Director
Art Bob McLing Assistant Property Master
Writing Dan T. Carter Book
Editing Irving Rathner Negative Cutter