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Sidney J. FurieLife and Films$
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Daniel Kremer

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780813165967

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813165967.001.0001

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Professional Winners and Professional Losers

Professional Winners and Professional Losers

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(p.121) Chapter 6 Professional Winners and Professional Losers
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Sidney J. Furie
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Daniel Kremer

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813165967.003.0007

Furie is hired by the new regime at Paramount and takes Brad Dexter along with him. There, they form Furie Productions and are handed “The Sam Sheppard Murder Trial” as their first film project. Furie rewrites everything to focus on the lawyer defending the murderous doctor Sam Sheppard, basing the character on the real-life litigator F. Lee Bailey, whom they officially cast in the role and then drop. Furie selects unknown New York actor Barry Newman, who now plays a small-town defender named Petrocelli, and Furie enjoys one of the most tension-free shoots of his career. He follows this film, The Lawyer (1970), with Little Fauss and Big Halsy (1970), from a script by Charles Eastman, starring Robert Redford and Michael J. Pollard. The tensions between the two stars and a negative reception to the film plague any chance of its success.

Keywords:   Courtroom, murder trial, Sam Sheppard, Johnny Cash, Paramount, Gulf+Western

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