The Gunsaulus Mystery (1921)

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Based on the sensational American trial of the Mary Phagan/Leo Frank case of 1913 to 1915 in which a Southern black factory sweeper, Jim Conley, provided the crucial evidence which found his Jewish superintendent, Leo Frank, who was also part owner of the factory in Atlanta, guilty of the murder of Mary Phagan, a Southern white, teenage, female employee. Leo Frank was subsequently abducted from prison by 25 "Knights of Mary Phagan" and found lynched near Mary Phagan's birthplace, several miles north of Atlanta.

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