The People versus Paul Crump
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Paul Crump, who robbed the Chicago stockyards on March 20, 1953, with four other black men, shot one guard to death. He was sentenced to die in the electric chair. William Friedkin met Crump in the Cook County Jail. Friedkin was impressed by the "model prisoner", Crump. Friedkin produced this documentary as an impassionate plea for Crump's return to society.

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Reel Chicago
African American prisoners -- United States -- Biography.
Crump, Paul.
Death row inmates -- United States -- Biography.
Judicial error -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Case studies.
Murder -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Case studies.
Prisoners -- United States -- Biography.
Robbery -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Case studies.
Trials (Murder) -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Case studies.
Documentary films.
Documentary television programs.
Feature films.
Nonfiction films.
Nonfiction television programs.
Social problem films.
Other Authors:
Butler, Bill, 1921-
Crump, Lonie, interviewee.
Crump, Paul, interviewee.
Facets Multimedia (Chicago, Ill.)
Facets Video (Firm), publisher.
Friedkin, William, director, filmmaker, producer.
Johnson, Brooks, 1934- actor.
May, August H.
McGowean, Glenn.
Quinlan, Sterling.
Rubenstein, Marty, composer.
Smith, John Justin, 1919-1989, interviewer.
WBKB (Television station : Chicago, Ill.), production company.
Full screen.
1 videodisc (60 min.) : sound, black & white ; 4 3/4 in.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: Not rated.
Other Title:
Title on container: People vs. Paul Crump [DVD]
New, restored high-definition digital transfer from an archival 16mm print.
Originally produced as a documentary for WBKB, Chicago, in 1962.
Facets Cine-Notes booklet (14 pages : ill. ; 18 cm.), featuring essays on Crump's case and Friedkin's career by film scholar Susan Doll, original production notes, production stills, and script excerpts inserted in container.
Producer, Sterling (Red) Quinlan ; director of photography, Wilmer Butler ; edited by Glenn McGowean ; audio, August H. May ; music, Marty Rubenstein.
Interviewer, John Justin Smith ; featuring Paul Crump, Mrs. Lonie Crump ; Brooks Johnson as Paul Crump, age 22.
DVD; NTSC, all regions; full screen (1:33.1) presentation; stereo sound.
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