Free Film - Marshall
MARSHALL is a 2017 American biographical legal drama film directed by Reginald Hudlin and written by Michael and Jacob Koskoff. It stars Chadwick Boseman as Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, and focuses on one of the first cases of his career. It also stars Josh Gad, Kate Hudson, Dan Stevens, Sterling K. Brown, and James Cromwell.
MARSHALL is based on the incredible true story of future Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and one of the landmark cases of his life. In 1940, Thurgood Marshall is an NAACP lawyer travelling the country defending people of color who are wrongly accused of crimes because of racial prejudice. Upon his return to his New York office, he is sent to Bridgeport, Connecticut, to defend Joseph Spell, a chauffeur accused of rape by his white employer, Eleanor Strubing, in a case that has gripped the newspapers. In Bridgeport, insurance lawyer Sam Friedman is assigned by his brother to get Marshall admitted to the local bar, against his will. Muzzled by a segregationist court, Marshall partners with a courageous young Jewish lawyer, and together they mount the defense in an environment of racism and anti-Semitism
Length: 1 Hr. 58 Min.
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