The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg (1980)

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A mysterious stranger descends on the small town of Hadleyburg to teach its deceitful residents a lesson. Inspired by writer Mark Twain's short story.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Edward Richards
Rev. Burgess
Mary Richards
Seth Allen
Kent Broadhurst
Thomas A. Carlin
Brandon Maggart
Robert O'Neill-Butler
Nicole Orth-Pallavicini
Joan Pape ...
Mrs. Cox
Rex Robbins
Frederick Rolf ...
Mr. Cox


Hadleyburg prides itself on its virtue. When a mysterious stranger the town once insulted arrives carrying a sack of gold and a plan to teach them a lesson, the town is set abuzz. He leaves the money to whomever can identify themselves as his benefactor by writing the phrase that's kept inside the sack. Soon all of Hadleyburg's first citizens are submitting their claims. Written by Kathy Li

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Comedy | Short





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17 March 1980 (USA)  »

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Hadleyburg  »

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1.33 : 1
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According to the story, 99 pounds of gold was worth about $40,000 in 1899. However, in 2012, the value of the same amount of gold would be over $2 million. (one pound = 12 troy ounces; 12 x 99.33 pounds = 1,192 troy ounces; with gold trading at approximately $1,700 per ounce in early 2012, that calculates as $2,026,332). See more »

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an unfortunate waste of 37 minutes of my life
21 November 2002 | by (ASU) – See all my reviews

yes, it's college professor forced me to watch this horrendous film. i thought that with the endorcement of henry fonda this film might have some worth, but no. it is a shallow, poorly acted, bore of mark twain's short story. I hated it. I'm sure you will hate it as well.

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