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Murder at Harvard
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Film Credits: Murder at Harvard

Produced by
Melissa Banta & Eric Stange

Presented by
Simon Schama

Directed by
Eric Stange

Co-Producer
Amy Geller

Editor
Peter Rhodes

Written by
Eric Stange
Melissa Banta
Simon Schama

Director of Photography
Boyd Estus

Production Designer
Katha Seidman

Music by
John Kusiak

Advisors
John Demos
Steve Fayer
Jim Goodman
Karen Halttunen
Stephen Nissenbaum
Nancy Partner
Calvin Skaggs
Ronald Story

Cast
Tim Sawyer -- John White Webster
Stephen Benson -- Ephraim Littlefield
Sean McGuirk -- Dr. George Parkman
Marc Carver -- Derastus Clapp
Sean Fitzgerald -- Charles B. Starkweather
Robert Murphy -- Marshall Francis Tukey
Kenneth Cheeseman -- Robert Gould Shaw
James Devon -- Doctor
Dan Dowling -- Dr. Nathan Keep
Richard McElvain -- Dr. Woodbridge Strong
David Morrow -- Dr. Winslow Lewis

Sound Recording
G. John Garrett, C.A.S.
Francis X. Coakley

Production Coordinator
Christina Hunt

Unit Production Manager
Amy Geller

Assistant Directors
Benjamin Dewey
Lucia Small
Arda Collins
Evelyn Carrigan

Assistant Camera
Mary Anne Janke
Joe Christofori

Gaffer
Guy Holt

Electric
Darrell Temple
Brian Johnson
Karine Albano

Grips
Jeff King
Bruno Fantini
Scott Masterson

Boom Operator
Kelly Doran

Art Department
Shane Murray
Danica Chipman
Jane O'Hara

Set Construction
Dan Barrette
Jon Roll
Hannah Zwart

Wardrobe
Ann Yoost Brecke
Deb Newhall
Hillary Derby

Make-up
Anna Brecke
Joe Rossi
Sherryn Smith

Production Secretaries
Rosanna Tullio
Jennifer Pearce

Production Assistants
Rachel Abbott
Monica Aufrecht
Jesse Barboza
Robert Burnett
Matt Fisher
Amy Glynn
Megan Hessenthaler
Jeremy Hines
Michael Kaplan
Jonathan Lee
Allison McBratney
Madelyn Medeiros
Runal Mehta
Jared Pruett
Tom Skowron
Valerie Spain
Emily Mabey Swensen
Tyrone Tanous
Kevin Vargiss
Zoie OmegaRizzuto
Robert Veltkamp
Tommy Upshaw

Featured Extras
Kirk Avery -- Juror
Rena Baskin -- Woman on Street
David Bouvier -- Juror
Forry Buckingham -- Juror
Michael Dalby -- Policeman
Alan Francis -- Juror
Ted Garland -- Lawyer 1
Robert Gilke -- Lawyer 2
Martin Hanley-- Jailer
Richard Hill -- Spectator
Edsel Hughes -- Juror
Bob Jolly -- Clerk
John Meaney -- Spectator
Erik Parillo -- Official
Barry Press -- Foreman
Michele Proude -- Caroline Littlefield
Duncan Putney -- Juror
Jerome Quinn -- Judge 1
Ellen Stone -- Harriet Webster
Guy Strauss -- Lawyer 3
Peter Tyson -- Reverend George Putnam
Donald Watson -- Judge 2
Barry Zaslove -- Juror
Leonard Zola -- Judge Lemuel Shaw

Interns
Jonathan Bieluch
Ashley Smith
William Westfall

Principal Casting
Nancy Doyle
Tighe & Doyle Casting

Special Still Photographer
Liane Brandon

Musicians
Evan Harlan -- Accordion
Sato Knudsen -- Cello
Bill Novick -- Clarinet
Laura Ahlbeck -- Oboe
Beth Cohen -- Violin
John Kusiak -- Keyboards

Nathan DeVore -- Copyist

Costumes provided by:
Boston Costume
Emerson College
Huntington Theatre Company
Kansas City Costume Company, Inc.
Rhode Island Costume

Props & sets provided by:
American Instrument Exchange, Inc.
Barry Bailey
Beaver Brothers
Erikson's Antique Stoves
The Farmhouse Antiques
Green Mountain Soapstone
Mabel Herwig
Scott Kehs
The Old House Parts Co.
Christopher Sawtelle
Yankee Craftsman

Legal Services
Sandra Forman

Catering by Jules

Thanks to the following extras:
Commonwealth Vintage Dancers
Jane Allocca
Kenneth Baclawski
Andy Beal
Catherine & Ben Bishop
Janice Burdick
Stephen Carroll
Lida & William Costa
Cynthia Crosby
Terry Crumb
Laura Eisener
Diana Fischer
Jane Gaughn
Mark Geller
Globiana
Linda Harrar
Diane Hendrix
Richard Hill
Brian Kaufman
Paul Kentworthy
Lisa Lewis
Brandon MacKinnon
Peter Marron
Maureen McNamara
John O'Brien
Aaron Oppenheimer
Jeffrey Quinken
Alex Rankin
Bernice Schneider
Alex Stange
Mia Stange
Gail Steketee
Peter Tyson
Paul Walsh
Victoria Williams

Special thanks to:

Douglas W. Bryant Fellowship, Harvard University Library

Acorn Street Association
John Alzapiedi
The Banta/Tyson Family
Beacon Hill Civic Association
Lenny Beleveau
Victor Birch
Boston Police Department
Robert Botterio
Brian Bower
Elizabeth Bouvier
Terry Bragg
Budget Rental, Allston
Sgt. Rick Calnan
Christopher Carberry
City of Boston
City of Cambridge
City of Newton
City of Waltham
Laurel Chiten
Lorna Condon
Frederick Correale
Barbara Costa
Joan Debow
Carmine DeMartino & staff
Maureen Devlin
Margaret Drain
Peter Drummey
Jack Ekert
Emerson College
William Fowler
Mayor David Gately
Ralph Gaudet
Patricia Giles
Gerald Gillerman
Tim Graff
Nicholas Graham
Alec Gray
Sharon Grimberg
Francis Herrmann
Frank Keogh
David King
Tom Koch
Patsy Kraemer
Brenda Lawson
Leslie Lewis
Laura Linard
Massachusetts Film Office
Massachusetts Historical Society
Jeff Mifflin
Kahlil Olmstead
Captain Bernard O'Rourke
Patri Pugliese
Gerald Peary
Georgia Peirce
Sally Pierce
Tom Phelps
John Pinzone
Mary Quirk
Nancy Richard
Mark Samels
Screen Actors Guild
Nancy Seashoales
Jerri Shepherd
Brian Sullivan
Aaron Schmidt
Anthony Swain
Terry Trembly
Trial Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Town of Arlington
Video Transfer
Susan Walsh
Marilyn Wellington
Whittemore Robbins House

Archival Sources
American Antiquarian Society
Archive Photo
Boston Athenaeum
Boston Police Archives
Boston Public Library
Bostonian Society
Brooklyn Museum of Art
Brown Brothers
Cambridge Historical Commission
City of Boston Archives
Corbis Images
Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine
The Granger Collection
Harvard Business School
Harvard University Archives
Massachusetts General Hospital
Massachusetts Historical Society
Massachusetts State Archive
McLean Hospital
Minnesota Historical Society
New York Public Library
North Wind Picture Archive
Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities
Supreme Judicial Court Archives, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Production equipment provided by:
Boston Camera
PixMix Video Services
Rule Broadcasting Systems
Talamas Company
Screen Light & Grip

Studio Facilities
Heliotrope Studios, Ltd.

Stills Restoration
Jane Gillooly

Photo Animation
Edward T. Joyce
The Frame Shop

Transcription Services
ATM Inc.
Mulberry Studios

Payroll Company
American Residuals & Talent, Inc.

Film Stock
Kodak

Film Processing
Colorlab

Post-Production Audio
Heart Punch Studio
Greg McCleary
Geof Thurber
Deb Driscoll

On-line Editing
Outpost
Michael H. Amundson

Produced in association with the Center for Independent Documentary.

A Spy Pond Productions Film

© 2003 Eric Stange & Melissa Banta

For AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

POST PRODUCTION
James E. Dunford
Rose M. Compagine
Gregory Shea

SERIES DESIGNER
Alison Kennedy

ON-LINE EDITOR
Mark Steele

SOUND MIX
John Jenkins

SERIES THEME
Mark Adler

BUSINESS MANAGER
John Van Hagen

PROJECT ADMINISTRATION
Nancy Farrell
Vanessa Ruiz
Helen R. Russell
Rebekah Suggs

LEGAL
Jay Fialkov
Maureen Jordan

DIRECTOR, NEW MEDIA
Maria Daniels

PROJECT COORDINATOR, NEW MEDIA
Ravi Jain

PUBLICITY
Daphne B. Noyes
Johanna Baker

COORDINATING PRODUCER
Susan Mottau

SERIES EDITOR
Sharon Grimberg

SENIOR PRODUCER
Mark Samels

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Margaret Drain

A Spy Pond Productions film for AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
This program was produced by WGBH Boston, which is solely responsible for its content.

© 2003 WGBH Educational Foundation. All rights reserved.



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