American Playhouse: Season 3, Episode 2

Pudd'nhead Wilson (24 Jan. 1984)

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A slave switches her light-skinned baby with her master's baby. The child grows up raised by whites.

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lise Hilboldt ...
Roxana
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Pudd'nhead Wilson
James Pritchett ...
Traynor
Dick Latessa ...
Creech
Susan McWilliams ...
Lucy
Kenneth Bethany ...
Minister
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Judge Mark Driscoll
Scotty Bloch ...
Mrs. Driscoll
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Tom Driscoll
Rachel Longaker ...
Rowena
Preston Maybank ...
Chambers
Jack Hallett ...
Philo Bartley
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Angelo Cappella (as Nameer El-Kadi)
Lori Kerfoot ...
Effie Howard
Susan Crane ...
Angeline Howard
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A slave switches her light-skinned baby with her master's baby. The child grows up raised by whites.

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I enjoyed the film and hold it to be very "Twainesque."
16 July 2000 | by (Asheville, NC) – See all my reviews

Having read the book and seen this movie, I believe Twain would have approved. The depictions of Roxy, Tom, and Chambers are very accurate. On the other hand, I do believe more time should have been devoted to Twain's sarcastic view of society, especially Rowena. The clever invocation of Pudd'nhead Wilson's calendar quips was grand! I did enjoy the movie, and would recommend it to viewers of all ages.


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