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Heir to an Execution

2004 Rated NR 1hr 39m

A half-century after the controversial execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg as Communist spies in the service of the Soviet Union, the couple's granddaughter, Ivy Meeropol, reflects on their lives, principles and ultimate sacrifice. This documentary includes extensive footage of the Rosenbergs at the time of the trial, as well as commentary from the Rosenbergs' friend Morton Sobell and their son Michael Meeropol.

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Movie Details

2004 Sundance Film Festival®
  • Grand Jury Prize: Documentary nominee
Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access.