The Man in the Barn

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The Man in the Barn

conspiracy theory abraham lincoln deathbed claim

The Man in the Barn

Release Date: November 20, 1937

Year    :   1937
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   History, Mystery
Production Companies    :   Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Director    :   Jacques Tourneur
Producers    :   
Writers    :   Morgan Cox
RunTime    :   11 mins.

After John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Abraham Lincoln, he escaped to Maryland and was discovered hiding in a barn. After he refused to surrender, the barn was set afire and Booth died in the blaze. However, in 1903 a Mr. David E. George, while on his deathbed in Enid, Oklahoma, claimed to be John Wilkes Booth. This MGM An Historical Mystery series short presents evidence of the possibility that Mr. George's claim was true.

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