Tail Gunner Joe

Drama
An ambitious production of questionable accuracy spanning the rise and fall of Senator Joseph R. McCarthy as uncovered by a fictional veteran newsman and the ambitious young lady investigative reporter assigned to ...more
Director: Jud Taylor
Writers: Lane Slate
Awards: 2 wins & 4 nominations | full awards »

Cast

... Joseph McCarthy

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... Paul Cunningham

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... Logan

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... Joseph Welch

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... Senator Margaret Chase Smith

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... Mrs DeCamp

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... Librarian

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... Senator Scott Lucas

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... Middleton

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... Sylvester

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... Jean Kerr

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... Wisconsin Farmer

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Synopsis

An ambitious production of questionable accuracy spanning the rise and fall of Senator Joseph R. McCarthy as uncovered by a fictional veteran newsman and the ambitious young lady investigative reporter assigned to assist him. Emmy Awards went to Burgess Meredith for his portrayal of Joseph Welch and to Lane Slate for his original teleplay. Also nominated were Peter Boyle, Patricia Neal, director Jud Taylor and cinematographer Ric Waite.

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