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The Ordeal of Dr. Mudd
The Ordeal of Dr Mudd
Actors: Dennis Weaver, Susan Sullivan, Richard Dysart, Michael McGuire, Nigel Davenport
Director: Paul Wendkos
Genres: Drama, Television
NR     2004     2hr 25min

The tragic story of Dr. Samuel Mudd of Maryland, who in 1865 was arrested for his alleged complicity in the conspiracy to assassinate Abraham Lincoln and sentenced by an illegal military court to a lifetime of hard labor a...  more »

     
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Actors: Dennis Weaver, Susan Sullivan, Richard Dysart, Michael McGuire, Nigel Davenport
Director: Paul Wendkos
Creators: Héctor R. Figueroa, Douglas Schwartz, Martin Starger, Michael Berk, Paul B. Radin
Genres: Drama, Television
Sub-Genres: Drama, Television
Studio: Pathfinder Home Ent.
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 04/20/2004
Original Release Date: 03/25/1980
Theatrical Release Date: 03/25/1980
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 2hr 25min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

A True Classic!
Ralph DeMattia | Fayetteville, Pennsylvania United States | 08/06/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Very well acted and factual, I waited many years to finally SEE this one again, much less get it on DVD and it was well worth the wait! Dennis Weaver as Dr. Mudd and Susan Sullivan as his wife are virtually flawless in their respective roles. I've only had it for 2 months and have watched it twice; once myself and again when friends came over a week later and wanted to see it and THEY loved it so much that they ordered a copy. It's well worth getting!!
I also reccommend PRISONER OF SHARK ISLAND,it's an older MUDD type video,now available on another website, but a great flick."
Misguided ideals and purity of thought.
A. Alexander | Central London | 11/12/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"A wonderful performance by All the Players taking part in this chunk of history, as astonishing as; "The Prisoner of Shark Island." To quote from James Swanson's informative and meticulously researched book 'Manhunt' - Asia Booth's (John Wilkes Booth's sister) loving memory to her brother closes with a graveside elegy: "But, granting that he died in vain, yet gave his all on earth, youth, beauty, manhood, a great human love, the certainty of excellence in his profession,a powerful brain, the strength of an athlete, health and great wealth, for 'his cause.' This man was noble in life, he periled his immortal soul, and he was brave in death. Already his hidden remains are given Christian burial, and strangers have piled his grave with flowers." "'So runs the world away.'""