The Ordeal of Dr. Mudd

Drama, Historical
Dennis Weaver is the Maryland physician condemned to prison in the Dry Tortugas in 1865 after unwittingly aiding in John Wilkes Booth's escape following Lincoln's assassination by setting Booth's broken leg, and several ...more
Director: Paul Wendkos
Awards: 1 Golden Globe nomination. Another 1 win & 1 nomination | full awards »

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... Dr Samuel A Mudd

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... Francis Mudd

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... Edwin Stanton

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... Captain Murdock

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... Colonel George Grenfell

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... General Thomas Ewing

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... Ellen Stanton

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... Riggins Thorpe

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... Andrew Mudd--Age 6

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... Sissy Mudd--Age 4

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... Thomas Mudd--Age 3

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... Sam Jr--Age 1

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Synopsis

Dennis Weaver is the Maryland physician condemned to prison in the Dry Tortugas in 1865 after unwittingly aiding in John Wilkes Booth's escape following Lincoln's assassination by setting Booth's broken leg, and several years later was pardoned by President Andrew Johnson for his work during an epidemic at the prison. Much of the same historical ground was covered in the 1939 theatrical movie, "Prisoner of Shark Island". Emmy Award nominations went for art direction/set decoration and sound mixing.

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