The Remarkable Career of Clarence Darrow
Nathan Leopold speaks to the press upon his release from prison, having received parole after 33 years of imprisonment. Actor Ed Begley reenacts part of Clarence Darrow's famous court defense of Leopold and Loeb. The narrator relates the details of Darrow's involvement in the case, and witnesses to Darrow's performance in the case recount their impressions of the legendary litigator. Arthur Weinberg, a Clarence Darrow biographer, discusses the strategy of the defense in the Leopold and Loeb case. The recording goes on to discuss the Scopes "Monkey" trial, in which Darrow was pitted against William Jennings Bryan, another historically influential lawyer.
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