The Prisoner of Shark Island

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The Prisoner of Shark Island

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The Prisoner of Shark Island

Release Date: February 28, 1936

Year    :   1936
Slogan    :   «Based on the life story of Dr. Samuel A. Mudd»
Genres    :   Drama, History
Production Companies    :   20th Century Fox
Director    :   John Ford
Producers    :   Nunnally Johnson, Darryl F. Zanuck
Writers    :   Nunnally Johnson
RunTime    :   93 mins.

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.

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