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Brother's Keeper

(DVD - 2003)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
Brother's Keeper
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"Brother's Keeper tells the story of the "Ward Boys, " four eccentric brothers who shared the same dilapidated two-room shack for over 60 years. Living in isolation, without heat or running water, these elderly bachelors had virtually no contact with the outside world--until one was found dead in the bed he shared with his brother. By day's end, Delbert Ward "confessed" to suffocating his ailing brother as an act of mercy, but Munnsville believed Delbert had been framed. Was Delbert, an uneducated hermit with a low IQ, an innocent victim of police abuse? Was it a mercy killing--or was there another motive?"--Container.
Title: Brother's keeper
[videorecording]
Published: [New York] : Docurama : Distributed by New Video, c2003.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (105 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: True/False Film Fest entry, 2004.
"A heartwarming tale of murder."
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Summary: "Brother's Keeper tells the story of the "Ward Boys, " four eccentric brothers who shared the same dilapidated two-room shack for over 60 years. Living in isolation, without heat or running water, these elderly bachelors had virtually no contact with the outside world--until one was found dead in the bed he shared with his brother. By day's end, Delbert Ward "confessed" to suffocating his ailing brother as an act of mercy, but Munnsville believed Delbert had been framed. Was Delbert, an uneducated hermit with a low IQ, an innocent victim of police abuse? Was it a mercy killing--or was there another motive?"--Container.
Local Note: 1
Additional Contributors: Sinofsky, Bruce
Berlinger, Joe
ISBN: 0767055381
Branch Call Number: DVD 364.1523 BRO
Statement of Responsibility: an American Playhouse Theatrical Films presentation in association with Creative Thinking International ; a Hand-To-Mouth production ; a film by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky
System Details: DVD, Dolby digital.
Subject Headings: Ward, Delbert. Ward, William J. Confession (Law) New York (State) Video recordings Trials (Murder) New York (State) Video recordings Murder New York (State) Madison County Video recordings.
Genre/Form: Documentary films.
Topical Term: TrueFalse Film Fest film.
Confession (Law)
Trials (Murder)
Murder
Publisher No: NVG-9542
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Apr 07, 2014
  • pigweed rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed this very much. It's frightening that sometimes some members of the legal/justice system let their imaginations affect their judgement. Interesting people. Beautiful farm land that I hope isn't growing houses now.

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