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The Lincoln Conspiracy (1977)

G | | Drama | October 1977 (USA)
Sunn Classics "speculative fiction" film proposing a theory that the killer of Abe Lincoln escaped to Canada instead of being tracked down and killed soon after the assassination.

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Sunn Classics "speculative fiction" film proposing a theory that the killer of Abe Lincoln escaped to Canada instead of being tracked down and killed soon after the assassination. Written by Keath

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La vera storia di Abramo Lincoln  »

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Final film of Robert Middleton. See more »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Hangar 18 (1989) See more »

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interesting speculation
3 July 2002 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

I saw this film as a kid. It was one of the several great Sunn Classic Documentaries. The best one is The Mysterious Monsters. Its a good film that raises a lot of questions. Why wasn't Lincoln given better protection at Ford's Theater that night. Contrary to popular belief, he was one of our most hated Presidents. Why did they so quickly bury the body of the man killed at Garret's farm? Why didn't they even take a picture of it? How was Booth able to escape so easily? Stanton was a tyrant, but was he really part of the conspiracy to kill the President? People have often pointed out there are a lot of coincidences in the lives (and deaths) of President Lincoln and President Kennedy one of them is there is still so much unresolved about their assassinations and whether there was a conspiracy. These are great tragedies for our nation and the fact we will never know all of the pertinent facts makes them even more tragic. Bradford Dillman made a good Booth. I best think of him though as Dirty Harry's dumb captain.


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