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Torchbearer, The

Torchbearer, The

Broadcast: May 29, 1951
Added: Jun 10 2021

Richard Green stars as Nathaniel Bacon and Basil Rathbone as Richard Lawrence. In 1676 one hundred years before our liberties were borne, Richard Lawrence fought to gain those same liberties and most of us have never heard his name. In this story Richard Lawrence does justice for a friend, his leader in that early struggle, and one who is also too much forgotten, his name, Nathaniel Bacon, his estate, gentleman and soldier, his tragedy, to be born a century to soon... 

Based on the book written by Thomas Jefferson Wertenbaker