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“Untold Stories from the JFK Assassination”

Aug 27, 2013 at 8:32pm | Filed Under “Parkland

Untold Stories from the JFK Assassination
The major motion picture PARKLAND explores the assassination of John Kennedy from perspectives never before seen: the doctors and nurses at the hospital, the boots-on-the-ground G-men at the FBI field office in Dallas, the family of Lee Harvey Oswald -- caught in their own metaphorical cross fire.
from Parkland 9 comments

“Presidents in Peril”

Aug 29, 2013 at 2:27pm | Filed Under “Parkland

Presidents in Peril
Here at The American Film Company, we've now made movies based on the two most famous assassinations in American history. And while the murders of Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy have always captured the nation's attention, many forget that there were two other presidents assassinated, not to mention "serious" attempts on several others:
from Parkland 3 comments

“Infamous by Association”

Aug 29, 2013 at 2:22pm | Filed Under “Parkland

Infamous by Association
One key storyline in PARKLAND examines the affect of Lee Harvey Oswald's infamous crime on his family, specifically his blue-collar brother Robert (played by James Badge Dale) and his more-than-eccentric mother, Marguerite (Jackie Weaver).
from Parkland 2 comments

“Where Were YOU When Kennedy Was Shot?”

Sep 4, 2013 at 7:13pm | Filed Under “Parkland

Where Were YOU When Kennedy Was Shot?
It's the question that almost any person (of a certain age) can answer. Where were you when you learned that the President had been shot?
from Parkland 9 comments

“Mary Surratt - Guilty, Innocent, or does it matter?”

Apr 20, 2011 at 9:41pm | Filed Under “The Conspirator

Mary Surratt - Guilty, Innocent, or does it matter?
Less than three months after her arrest at her boarding house on H Street in Washington City, Mary Surratt would be hanged for her role in John Wilkes Booth's murderous plot.
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  • crazychicken123
    08/28/2012 at 6:24pm


    I have watched a lot of movies made about Lincoln and the Civil War and I am amazed that I am still learning. I research each fact and while most of them are true there are still a lot of false ideas out there.

    from The Best American History Movies NEVER Made
  • Shnepule
    08/23/2012 at 5:22pm


    All posts are very interested and well informational.

    from The Best American History Movies NEVER Made
  • tdeleon
    05/28/2012 at 5:02pm


    Stories of how slave labor was used to build the county, ie-the story of the White House, also economic realities of slavery and the south, why the south wanted to keep slavery, why some pockets in the south are still resistant today, link the past and present, there are still people today that want to re-fight the Civil War.
    Frederick Douglass

    from The Best American History Movies NEVER Made
  • tdeleon
    05/28/2012 at 2:11pm


    Most of us, unless we have hunted down biographies know very little about all of the presidents lives, the politics and cultural tribulations of the different periods of time in American History.
    Starting with the greats, maybe Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, but also I have heard there was a gay president-James Buchanan, a president that was assassinated McKinley, etc,
    I would like to know more about all of our presidents, film would be a great way to learn their stories.

    from The Best American History Movies NEVER Made
  • 1809
    05/18/2012 at 2:26pm


    I always thought a film about John Tyler's presidency would be captivating.

    So much drama! Death, in-fighting, action (USS Princeton explosion), a strong-headed President who worked to make deals even without the support of his party. Ended up becoming an enemy of the US near the end of his life during the Civil War, despite some efforts made to intervene in the months leading up to the war with Buchanan's administration.

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“The Best American History Movies NEVER Made”

162 commentsNov 17, 2009 at 4:00pm

As we at the American Film Company have endeavored to turn American history into movies, I've been struck by how many amazing true stories have not been given the green light... More

“Historians View the Assassination”

87 commentsNov 17, 2009 at 4:00pm

In April of 1865 most northerners had little trouble discerning who was behind the assassination; they were convinced the Confederate government was involved. More

“Brig. Gen. Joseph Holt - His Role as Chief Prosecutor in the Military Tribunal”

73 commentsNov 17, 2009 at 4:00pm

Joseph Holt, a Kentucky lawyer and staunch Unionist, was confirmed by the Congress as President Lincoln's Judge Advocate General on September 3, 1862. This made Holt the top lawyer in the Army, and the principal legal advisor to Lincoln on all military legal matters. More

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