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Testimony of Two Men

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The inaugural presentation of the syndicated "Operation Prime Time" anthology, the three-part, six-hour miniseries Testimony of Two Men was based on the 1968 best-seller by Taylor Caldwell; it originally aired in three separate two-hour installments. Sprawled over the course of several generations following the Civil War, this epic begins in 1865. It covers the saga of idealistic, straight-arrow Pennsylvania surgeon Jonathan Ferrier (David Birney) and his irresponsible, hot-headed and slightly effeminate younger ...
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Overview

The inaugural presentation of the syndicated "Operation Prime Time" anthology, the three-part, six-hour miniseries Testimony of Two Men was based on the 1968 best-seller by Taylor Caldwell; it originally aired in three separate two-hour installments. Sprawled over the course of several generations following the Civil War, this epic begins in 1865. It covers the saga of idealistic, straight-arrow Pennsylvania surgeon Jonathan Ferrier (David Birney) and his irresponsible, hot-headed and slightly effeminate younger brother Harald (David Huffman). The Ferrier boys battle over professional ethics (Jonathan campaigns for medical reforms, Harald is interested only a quick financial turnover) and personal peccadilloes. The drama heats up when the philandering wife of one of the Ferriers is charged with murder, precipating a scandal that threatens to rock the medical profession to its foundations. In the climax, a group of envious physicians try to destroy Jonathan when he lobbies for antiseptic operating conditions--and the truth comes out about Harald's dalliance with Jonathan's late wife. Made available for syndication in May of 1977, Testimony of Two Men was seen in most markets on May 9, 16 and 23.
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Special Features

Original broadcast promos and episode recap
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/5/2013
  • UPC: 054961881598
  • Original Release: 1977
  • Source: Acorn Media
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Presentation: Color
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 4:47:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 5,830

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
David Birney Jonathan Ferrier
Barbara Parkins Marjorie Ferrier, Hilda Eaton
Joel Parks Dr. Moe Abrams
Laurie Prange Jenny Heger
Trisha Noble Edna Beamish
Margaret O'Brien Flora Bumpstead Eaton
Kathleen Nolan Myrtle Heger
Cameron Mitchell Jeremiah Hadley
Lynn Tufeld Elizabeth Best
Inga Swenson Amelia Foster
Joan Van Ark Jane Robson
Linda Purl Mavis Easton
Logan Ramsey Dr. Emil Schaeffer
William Shatner Adrian Ferrier
Kario Salem Francis Campion
Herb Vigran Stationmaster
J.D. Cannon Kenton Crampton
Barry Brown Howard Best
Regis J. Cordic Judge
Jeff Corey William Simpson
Ralph Bellamy Dr. Jim Spaulding
Tom Bosley Dr. Louis Hedler (Narrator)
Theodore Bikel Peter Heger
Ray Milland Jonas Witherby
David Huffman Harald Ferrier
Leonard Frey David Paxton
Randolph Mantooth Father Frank McNulty
Dan Dailey Father McGuire
John deLancie Amos
Steve Forrest Martin Eaton
Devon Ericson Prissy Madden Witherby
Technical Credits
Leo Penn Director
Larry Yust Director
Jim Benson Editor
John E. Chilberg II Art Director
Michel Colombier Score Composer
Jim Dickson Cinematographer
John Elias Editor
Gerald Fried Score Composer
William Hanley Teleplay
Jack Laird Producer
Isidore Mankofsky Cinematographer
James M. Miller Teleplay
Jennifer Miller Teleplay
Robert F. Shugrue Editor
William Tuntke Art Director
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Testimony of Two Men
1. Returning Home [12:34]
2. Doctor And Wife [6:10]
3. Riot [10:56]
4. Eastons and Ferriers [7:07]
5. Stomach Fever [10:26]
6. Off To School [10:27]
7. Jonathan Ferrier, M.D [9:34]
8. Harold Returns [11:04]
9. Wedding Night [6:50]
10. Army Doctor [12:55]
Disc #2 -- Testimony of Two Men
1. Wedding Day [10:05]
2. Married Life [6:18]
3. New Century [8:45]
4. Myrtle's Estate [8:11]
5. Mavis's Plan [9:43]
6. The Trial [14:45]
7. Martha Best [10:17]
8. A Test [7:27]
9. Fourth Of July [10:35]
10. See Jenny Home [8:19]
Disc #3 -- Testimony of Two Men
1. Hambledon, 1901 [6:35]
2. Public and Private Life [11:27]
3. New Patient [8:23]
4. Fundraising Efforts [8:50]
5. Give Evidence [11:44]
6. Generous Offer [6:58]
7. Martin's Statement [10:15]
8. A Fool [12:42]
9. Sparks [6:40]
10. Perfect Vengeance [11:53]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Testimony of Two Men
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   Scene Index
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Disc #2 -- Testimony of Two Men
   Play Episode 2
   Scene Index
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Disc #3 -- Testimony of Two Men
   Play Episode 3
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   Special Features
      Production Promo With Tom Bosley
      Episode 2 Promo With David Birney
      Episodes 1-2 Recap With Steve Forrest
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