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They've Killed President Lincoln! (1971)

The events surrounding the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln in 1865, dramatized using simulated documentary footage.

Director:

Robert Guenette
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Richard Basehart ... Host / Narrator
Richard Bauer Richard Bauer ... Colonel Porter
Mark D'Angelo Mark D'Angelo ... Samuel Chester
Brian Donohue Brian Donohue ... Bartender
Jill Eikenberry ... Anne Surratt
Morris Engle Morris Engle ... Gideon Welles
Michael Fairman ... Major Eckert
Liesel Flashenberg Liesel Flashenberg ... Cast of Our American Cousin
Grayce Grant Grayce Grant ... Asia Booth Clark
Dorothea Hammond Dorothea Hammond ... Mary Lincoln
Donald Hotten Donald Hotten ... Charles Dana
Tom Kocherry Tom Kocherry ... Cast of Our American Cousin
Joseph Leisch Jr. Joseph Leisch Jr. ... Abraham Lincoln
Robert Leonard Robert Leonard ... John Wilkes Booth
Carol Marney Carol Marney ... Cast of Our American Cousin
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Hosted and narrated by Richard Basehart, this dramatization of the events leading up to and following the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the United States, takes the form of a documentary as it might have looked and sounded in 1865, had motion pictures existed back then. Utilizing simulated footage and, in some cases, genuine historical photographs, this TV special speculates that assassin John Wilkes Booth was part of a broad conspiracy against the president, and that if such a conspiracy did exist, that Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton may have been involved somehow. Includes recreated excerpts of "Our American Cousin," the play Lincoln was watching at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C., the night that history was forever and irrevocably altered. Written by Eugene Kim <gene_kim@earthlink.net>

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Genres:

Drama | History

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 1971 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color | Black and White (Sepiatone)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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