TV Movie | | Drama
A dramatization of the 1865 war-crimes trial of Henry Wirz, commandant of the notorious Confederate POW camp at Andersonville, Georgia.
Richard Basehart portrayed Henry Wirz with a relatively light Germanic accent, while in real life, and at the actual trial, Wirz was known to have a heavy, or thick, Germanic accent. This was done to make the character's dialogue clear and intelligible for ... ...
The character of Henry Wirz was referred to as Captain Wirz several times during the film. In reality, Wirz had been promoted to Major about two months before the end of the Civil War, and Major was his final commission. Wirz should have been referred to as Major throughout.