Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Secret Service |
Broadway Theatre Archive
Actors: Lenny Baker, Frederick Coffin, Alice Drummond, Joe Grifasi, David Harris
Director: Peter Levin
Genres: Drama, Television, Musicals & Performing Arts, Mystery & Suspense
Featuring Meryl Streep, John Lithgow, and Mary Beth Hurt in one of their earliest television appearances, this 1895 thriller by William Gillette tells the tale of a Union spy working to seize control of the telegraph offic... more »
Better than I remembered!
Barbara H. Victor | Wheeling, IL United States | 04/01/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Many years ago I had the pleasure of seeing this filmed stage play on PBS and am delighted to see it was finally released on video. Based on the William Gillette play, this Civil War spy story features (VERY young) John Lithgow, Meryl Streep, and Charles Kimbrough (best known for his work in 'Murphy Brown') in the lead roles. (Look quickly for Jeffrey Jones of 'Ferris Buller' fame in a bit as a Southern soldier.) Lithgow is especially wonderful as the Northern spy passing for Southern officer who loves Southern belle, Streep, but cannot (or can he/) let that interfere with his work. Kimbrough plays the rather smarmy suitor to Streep with great panache.The old-fashioned plot offers no surprises, but just sit back and enjoy. I think you'll find this one is worth it."