The Lincoln Conspiracy (1976)

Lincoln Conspiracy
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating G
Runtime 1hr 30mins.
Genres Historical
Keywords docudrama
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Martin Dreffke Camera Operator n/a 239 6000002
Henning Schellerup Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Jonathan Cobbler Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Martin Dreffke Editor n/a 172 7000001
Bob Summers Music n/a 120781 8000001
Allen Terry Construction n/a 120900 21000001
William Cornford Art Director art direction 183 9000001
Raylan D Jensen Producer n/a 3 3000002
Charles E Sellier Jr. Producer n/a 3 3000001
John Anderson Actor Abraham Lincoln 1 1000003
Robert Middleton Actor Secretary of War Edward Stanton 1 1000002
John Dehner Actor n/a 1 1000004
Whit Bissell Actor n/a 1 1000005
James L Conway Director n/a 2 2000001
James Green Actor n/a 1 1000006
Bradford Dillman Actor John Wilkes Booth 1 1000001
Synopsis
This docudrama explores the theory that President Lincoln's Secretary of War, Edward Stanton, was responsible for his assassination. It supposes that Stanton planned the murder because of his anger over Lincoln's refusal to let the North punish the South for the Civil War, but this assassination plot was foiled when John Wilkes Booth learned about it, decided to kill Lincoln himself, and did it first. Then Stanton's assassin is captured by mistake and killed, and Booth is never captured or punished for the crime.