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The Prisoner of Shark Island
Release Date: February 28, 1936
|Slogan||:||«Based on the life story of Dr. Samuel A. Mudd»|
|Production Companies||:||20th Century Fox|
|Producers||:||Nunnally Johnson, Darryl F. Zanuck|
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.