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The Killing of Mary Surratt (2009)

AO  -  Short | Drama  -  2 August 2009 (USA)
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Boardinghouse innkeeper Mary Surratt was tried, convicted and executed for conspiring to assassinate President Lincoln. Within two months of being charged with the crime she would be dead; swinging from the gallows in Washington D.C.

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Mary Beth Barber ...
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John Bingham
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Frederick Aiken (as Erik Sundquist)
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Brian Rife ...
George Atzerodt
Sean Morneau ...
David Herold
Ron Randolph ...
Lewis Powell
Rodger Sargent ...
Louis Weichmann
Joel Hukill ...
John Surratt Jr.
Michael Murphy ...
John Lloyd
Don Treco ...
Senior Military Judge
Jan Bullard ...
Fred Ray Sr. ...
Rick Barram ...
Colonel Burnett
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Boardinghouse innkeeper Mary Surratt was tried, convicted and executed for conspiring to assassinate President Lincoln. Within two months of being charged with the crime she would be dead; swinging from the gallows in Washington D.C.

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Great Short Film with no budget
2 April 2011 | by (Tucson, AZ) – See all my reviews

This film about the boardinghouse innkeeper Mary Surratt's unjust hanging less than 2 months after her arrest in Lincoln's Assassination is a good one. Considering the film had next to no budget, the writer/director, cast and crew do a remarkable job in telling the story in such a short period of time. The settings in Old Sacramento along with the costumes were superb. I'm sure if King had the same Hollywood budget that the new Redford film(with a similar storyline) had, he would give him a run for his money. An entertaining and educational short film taking a true story and adding the writer's perspective on how it MAY have happened.


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