Born Again Poster Original Daybill 1978 Dean Jones Watergate Scandal
Daybill Poster. Born Again is a 1978 American biographical drama film depicting the involvement of Charles Colson in the Watergate scandal, his subsequent conversion to Christianity, and his prison term stemming from Watergate. It starred Dean Jones as Colson, Anne Francis as his wife, Dana Andrews as Tom Phillips, Harry Spillman as President Nixon, former Senator Harold Hughes as himself, and George Brent in his final film. The director was old Hollywood classic filmmaker Irving Rapper, and the film was released by Avco Embassy Pictures. The cinematography was by Harry Stradling Jr. The film's title theme song "Born Again", with music by Les Baxter and lyrics by Craig Johnson and was sung by Larnelle Harris. At the time, Born Again had the highest budget for any religious film and was the first to be released by a major distributor. The world premiere of Born Again was held at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, on September 24, 1978; in attendance at the premiere were Charles Colson, actors Dean Jones and Jay Robinson, associate producer Paul Temple, and former senator Harold Hughes. Critics praised Dean Jones’s performance.