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      The Life and Assassination of the Kingfish

      1977 1 hr. 40 min. Biography List
      Reviews Huey Long (Edward Asner), one of the great demagogues of the Great Depression, lies in a hospital bed, fatally wounded by an assassin's bullet. At Long's side are his wife (Diane Kagan) and brother (Fred Cook), who reflect on his tumultuous rise to power in Louisiana politics. Long's populist programs and rousing slogans help him get elected governor and then senator. But as he builds up the schools, hospitals and highways of his state, he also gains an increasing number of enemies. Read More Read Less

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      Synopsis Huey Long (Edward Asner), one of the great demagogues of the Great Depression, lies in a hospital bed, fatally wounded by an assassin's bullet. At Long's side are his wife (Diane Kagan) and brother (Fred Cook), who reflect on his tumultuous rise to power in Louisiana politics. Long's populist programs and rousing slogans help him get elected governor and then senator. But as he builds up the schools, hospitals and highways of his state, he also gains an increasing number of enemies.
      Director
      Robert Collins
      Screenwriter
      Robert Collins
      Genre
      Biography
      Original Language
      English