The Burning Bed (1984)

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TV film. Story of Francine Hughes, a battered wife with three children who ends more than a decade of merciless beatings and humiliations by her husband, when she sets fire to his bed and is ultimately tried for murder in a controversial trial. Based on the book by Faith McNulty.

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