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The Ordeal of Dr. Mudd (TV Movie 1980) - Plot Summary Poster

(1980 TV Movie)

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  • 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.

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  • Dr. Mudd set a broken leg for John Wilkes Booth, unknowingly becoming accomplice to infamy. Framed as co-conspirator, sentenced to hard labor on an island prison, until eventual pardon by Pres. A. Johnson after tireless appeals by his wife.

    - Written by trivwhiz

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