The Ordeal of Dr. Mudd


3h 1980

Brief 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 epid

Film Details

Also Known As
Ordeal of Dr. Mudd
Release Date
1980
Production Company
CBS Entertainment

Technical Specs

Duration
3h

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.

Film Details

Also Known As
Ordeal of Dr. Mudd
Release Date
1980
Production Company
CBS Entertainment

Technical Specs

Duration
3h

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Aired in United States March 25, 1980