Midnight in Savannah


2h 1997

Brief Synopsis

Documents the true story of the infamous murder case that rocked the high-society of Savannah, Georgia, and became the backdrop for the best-selling book "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" by John Berendt. Jim William, a self-made millionaire antique dealer and noted party-giver, was convicte

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Release Date
1997

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Duration
2h

Synopsis

Documents the true story of the infamous murder case that rocked the high-society of Savannah, Georgia, and became the backdrop for the best-selling book "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" by John Berendt. Jim William, a self-made millionaire antique dealer and noted party-giver, was convicted of shooting and killing a 21-year-old street hustler named Danny Hansford, with whom he had a homosexual relationship. The murder took place in William's mansion, Mercer House, in the heart of Savannah. William claimed he fired in self defense and, after an appeal and a mistrial, was acquitted after a fourth trial. Within weeks of the acquittal, he was found dead at home, in the room where the shooting had taken place.

Film Details

Release Date
1997

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Duration
2h

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