Ruby and Oswald

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Ruby and Oswald
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Genre Drama
Written by John McGreevey
Michael McGreevey
Directed by Mel Stuart
Starring Michael Lerner
Frederic Forrest
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s) Alan Landsburg
Howard Lipstone
Producer(s) Paul Freeman
Cinematography Matthew F. Leonetti
Editor(s) Corky Ehlers
George Hively
Running time 180 minutes
Production company(s) Alan Landsburg Productions
Distributor CBS
Original network CBS
Original release February 8, 1978

Ruby and Oswald is a 1978 American made-for-television drama film about the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy. It stars Michael Lerner and Frederic Forrest.[1]


Jack Ruby (Michael Lerner) is a warm-hearted and patriotic nightclub owner, who loves President Kennedy. Lee Harvey Oswald (Frederic Forrest), a troubled loner with a speckled past is looking to merely acquire fame. On November 22, Oswald kills the president. On the 24th, Ruby kills Oswald, being motivated exclusively by his love for the president.



Journalist Jeremiah O'Leary witnessed Ruby's shooting of Oswald in the basement of Dallas Police headquarters on November 24, 1963.[2] In a review for The Washington Times, O'Leary wrote: "The actors and the director succeeded only in making a bore of a weekend that was as exciting as it was horrible."[2]


  1. ^ "Ruby and Oswald". The New York Times.
  2. ^ a b O'Leary, Jeremiah (February 8, 1978). "'Ruby and Oswald'; Those Single Blinding Moments Become A Banal Exercise" (PDF). The Washington Times. Washington, D.C. Section C. Retrieved August 30, 2017.

External links

  • Ruby and Oswald on IMDb
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