January 24 (1988-01-24) – January 26, 1988 (1988-01-26)
The Murder of Mary Phagan is 1988 two-part American Television miniseries starring Jack Lemmon and dramatizing the true story of Leo Frank, a factory manager charged with and convicted of murdering a 13-year-old girl, a factory worker named Mary Phagan, in Atlanta in 1913. The trial was sensational and controversial. After Frank's legal appeals had failed, the governor of Georgia in 1915 commuted his death sentence to life imprisonment, destroying his own career in the process. In 1915 Frank was kidnapped from prison and lynched by a small group of prominent men of Marietta, Georgia.