This is the story of the doctor whose farm John Wilkes Booth went to after assassinating Abraham Lincoln. Eventually he was wrongfully accused and tried and convicted as a member of the conspiracy that assassinated Lincoln. Though he claimed to be innocent, he was still convicted and suffered immense hardship. While his wife tries to do what she can to get him released. Written by
Did You Know?
Dr. Samuel Mudd was thirty-one years old at the beginning of events depicted in the film, while Dennis Weaver
was fifty-five years old at the time of production. See more
The Secretary of War implies that Dr. Mudd is said to have inspired the saying "your name is mud." However, the first verified, recorded use of the phrase was ten years before Dr. Samuel Mudd was born. See more
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