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The Lincoln Conspiracy (1977)

G | | Drama | October 1977 (USA)
Sunn Classics "speculative fiction" film proposing a theory that the killer of Abe Lincoln escaped to Canada instead of being tracked down and killed soon after the assassination.

Director:

James L. Conway

Writers:

David W. Balsiger (book) (as David Balsiger), Jonathan Cobbler | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Bradford Dillman ... John Wilkes Booth
John Dehner ... Col. Lafayette C. Baker
John Anderson ... Abraham Lincoln
Robert Middleton ... Edwin M. Stanton
James Green James Green ... Capt. James William Boyd
Whit Bissell ... Sen. John Conness
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Christopher Allport ... Michael O'Laughlin
E.J. André ... Rep. Thaddeus Stevens
Bruce Atkins Bruce Atkins ... John Parker
Charlie Briggs Charlie Briggs ... Andrew Potter
Paul Brown Paul Brown ... Thomas Caldwell
Howard Brunner Howard Brunner ... Louis J. Weichmann
Fred Buch ... Capt. D.H. Gleason
Dick Callinan Dick Callinan ... Sen. Benjamin Wade
John Cooler John Cooler ... Maj. Henry Rathbone
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Sunn Classics "speculative fiction" film proposing a theory that the killer of Abe Lincoln escaped to Canada instead of being tracked down and killed soon after the assassination. Written by Keath

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You know the story ---- now see the FACTS! The truth behind the assassination of President Lincoln. See more »

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Drama

Certificate:

G
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Final film of Robert Middleton. See more »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Hangar 18 (1989) See more »

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No movie based on outlandish lies can be any good, or worth watching.
8 November 2004 | by midnitehorseSee all my reviews

The claim that Lincoln admirer Edwin Stanton and other high government officials had anything to do with the President's murder is based on ludicrous retyped versions of "lost" manuscripts; as history it would be silly if it did not discredit great heroes. To credit such drivel by making a movie based on it is pandering of the worst sort. What next? Something charming on the Protocols of the Elders of Zion? The conspiracy to fake a landing on the moon? Its bad enough that history is taught so little; its outlandish that movies of blatantly false reports are made. The far more interesting story is how Lincoln -- widely viewed, by Stanton among others -- as foolish, repulsive looking, and ill-educated -- won over enemies by his wit, intensity, intelligence, and humor.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1977 (USA) See more »

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Sunn Classic Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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