Great Performances: Season 5, Episode 7

Secret Service (12 Jan. 1977)

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Set in Richmond, Virginia in October 1864, tells the story of a Union spy working to seize control of the telegraph office.

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Episode credited cast:
Lenny Baker ...
Henry Dumont
Frederick Coffin ...
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Mrs. Varney
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Cpl. Matson
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Jonas
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Caroline Mitford
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Sgt. Wilson
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Capt. Thorne
Arthur Miller ...
Messenger B
Moultrie Patten ...
Cavalry orderly
Jonathan Penzner ...
Lt. Allison
Roy Poole ...
Maj. Gen. Randolph
Rex Robbins ...
Lt. Foray
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Set in Richmond, Virginia on an evening in October 1864, tells the story of a Union spy working to seize control of the telegraph office by posing as the wounded Confederate Captain Thorne. The spy's false orders raise the suspicions of a southern agent, who uses a local girl in love with Thorne to set a trap. Written by jrodor@pacbell.net

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This was a videotaped performance of a Phoenix Theatre Company production which played at the Playhouse Theatre in New York in 1976. The play started in previews on March 30, 1976 and, after 15 performances, opened April 12 of that year and played for 13 performances, closing May 2. It was performed in tandem with "Boy Meets Girl." See more »

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Excellent suspense movie
3 July 2002 | by (Alpharetta, GA) – See all my reviews

This made for TV movie shows what public TV can provide. An excellent cast (I believe most of them were part of a New York City theater company at the time) included John Lithgow, Meryl Streep, Mary Beth Hurt and others. The plot is compelling and very suspenseful.


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