Includes: The Triumph of Alexander the Great and The Death of Socrates.
The Triumph of Alexander the Great 324 B.C. When his Macedonian troops revolt, Alexander the Great (Michael Higgins) must decide what course of action is necessary. He analyzes and debates the situation with his council of generals and his soldiers to determine if he should crush the rebellion or yield to the mutiny. Also starring E.G. Marshall, James Broderick and John Marley. The Death of Socrates 399 B.C. Just hours before he is to be executed for refusing to recognize the Gods, Socrates (Barry Jones) explains to his friends why he must choose death over life. His friends desperately try to convince him otherwise but he valiantly rationalizes that his search for truth would be invalidated should he admit wrongdoing rather than meet his fate. Also starring E.G. Marshall, John Cassavetes and Robert Culp.
ContentsThe Triumph of Alexander the Great / written by Jeremy Daniel ; produced and directed by Charles W. Russell (28 min.)
The Death of Socrates / witten by Kate Nickerson ; directed by Sidney Lumet ; produced by Charles W. Russell (27 min). Special features: Digitally remastered from restored prints
-- the Great,
-- 356 B.C.-323 B.C.
Philosophers -- Greece.
Greece -- History -- Macedonian Expansion, 359-323 B.C.
Greece -- History -- Spartan and Theban Supremacies, 404-362 B.C.
Historical television programs.
Documentary television programs.
|Publisher|| Chatsworth, CA : [North Hollywood, Calif.?] :Woodhaven Entertainment ; [New York?] :2004
CBS DVD ;
Hollywood Select [distributor],
|Other Titles|| You are there (Television program)
Nickerson, Kate, 1848-
Russell, Charles, 1918-1985.
Lumet, Sidney, 1924-2011.
Marshall, E. G., 1914-1998.
Marley, John, 1907-1984.
Higgins, Michael, 1920-2008.
Cassavetes, John, 1929-1989.
Culp, Robert, 1930-2010.
Jones, Barry, 1893-1981.
Contner, J. Burgi.
CBS DVD (Firm)
Woodhaven Entertainment (Firm)
Hollywood Select Video (Firm)
Host, Walter Cronkite.
E.G. Marshall, James Broderick, John Marley, Michael Higgins, John Cassavettes, Robert Culp and Barry Jones.
Director of photography, J. Burgi Contner ; editor, Lora Hays.
TV parental guidelines rating: Not rated.
Title from container.
Originally aired on television as parts of the CBS TV series You are there: The triumph of Alexander the Great (1955) and Death of Socrates (1953).
DVD; full screen presentation; Dolby digital.
1 videodisc (55 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.