King: A Filmed Record ... Montgomery to Memphis


2h 33m 1970

Brief Synopsis

Compilation documentary on Martin Luther King and his movement.

Film Details

Also Known As
Montgomery to Memphis
Release Date
Mar 24, 1970
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Commonwealth United Corp.; Martin Luther King Film Project
Distribution Company
Commonwealth United Entertainment, Inc.; Maron Films, Ltd.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 33m

Synopsis

The film covers the public life and contribution to the civil rights movement of Martin Luther King, Jr., beginning with King's successful bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1955-56. He is shown with the freedom riders in the early 1960's; delivering the famous "I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D. C., in 1963; and as a protagonist during the brutal confrontations in Birmingham, Alabama, and in St. Augustine, Florida. Other aspects of King's involvement included organizing the housing protests in Chicago and bringing national attention to the racial injustice in Selma, Alabama, during the voter registration marches. The highest point of acclaim for his work was in 1964 when he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his courage and nonviolent principles in the fight for racial equality. In April of 1968, King's career was ended in Memphis, Tennessee, by an assassin's bullet.

Film Details

Also Known As
Montgomery to Memphis
Release Date
Mar 24, 1970
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Commonwealth United Corp.; Martin Luther King Film Project
Distribution Company
Commonwealth United Entertainment, Inc.; Maron Films, Ltd.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 33m

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Trivia

Notes

Copyright length: 185 min. Originally shown on one night in over 500 theaters, with proceeds benefiting charity, film was released on a regular basis by Maron Films, Ltd. in September 1970.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States March 24, 1970

Selected in 1999 for inclusion in the Library of Congress' National Film Registry.

Released in United States March 24, 1970