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The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936)

NR 02/28/1936 (US) DramaHistory 1h 33m

Based on the life story of Dr. Samuel A. Mudd


After healing the leg of the murderer John Wilkes Booth, responsible for the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, perpetrated on April 14, 1865, during a performance at Ford's Theatre in Washington; Dr. Samuel A. Mudd, considered part of the atrocious conspiracy, is sentenced to life imprisonment and sent to the sinister Shark Island Prison.

  1. John Ford


  2. Nunnally Johnson


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  1. Warner Baxter

    Warner Baxter

    Dr. Samuel Alexander Mudd

  2. Gloria Stuart

    Gloria Stuart

    Mrs. Peggy Mudd

  3. Claude Gillingwater

    Claude Gillingwater

    Colonel Dyer

  4. Arthur Byron

    Arthur Byron

    Mr. Erickson

  5. O. P. Heggie

    O. P. Heggie

    Dr. Mac Intyre

  6. Harry Carey

    Harry Carey


  7. Francis Ford

    Francis Ford

    Corporal O'Toole

  8. John McGuire

    John McGuire

    Lieutenant Lovett

  9. Francis McDonald

    Francis McDonald

    John Wilkes Booth

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