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The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936)





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In this film, Warner Baxter plays Dr. Samuel Mudd, American history's most famous victim of circumstance. In 1865, Dr. Mudd sets the broken leg of a mud-caked stranger. The injured man turns out to be John Wilkes Booth, and Mudd is accused of conspiring to murder President Lincoln.

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Warner Baxter
as Dr. Samuel Alexander Mudd
Gloria Stuart
as Mrs. Peggy Mudd
Arthur Byron
as Mr. Erickson
John McGuire
as Lt. Lovett
Joyce Kay
as Marth Mudd
Claude Gillingwater
as Col. Jeremiah Dyer
Douglas Wood
as Gen. Ewing
Fred Kohler Jr.
as Sgt. Cooper
Harry Carey
as Commandant of Fort Jefferson
Paul Fix
as David Herold
John Carradine
as Sgt. Rankin
Francis McDonald
as John Wilkes Booth
A.S. Byron
as Mr. Erickson
O.P. Heggie
as Dr. McIntire
Paul McVey
as Hunter
Francis Ford
as Cpl. O'Toole
Ernest Whitman
as Buck Tilford
Frank Shannon
as Judge Advocate Holt
Frank McGlynn Sr.
as Abraham Lincoln
Arthur Loft
as Carpetbagger
Jack Pennick
as Signal Man
Merrill McCormack
as Commandant's Aide
James Marcus
as Blacksmith
Jan Duggan
as Actress
Lloyd Whitlock
as Maj. Rathbone
Leila McIntyre
as Mrs. Lincoln
Bud Geary
as Sergeant
Duke R. Lee
as Sergeant
Robert Dudley
as Druggist
Cecil Weston
as Mrs. Surratt
Cyril Thornton
as Maurice O'Laughlin
J.M. Kerrigan
as Judge Maiben
Etta McDaniel
as Rosabelle Tilford
J.P. McGowan
as Ship's Captain
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All Critics (2)

Handled, especially in the early parts, with deep sincerity and feeling. With Warner Baxter. Recommended.

July 22, 2019 | Full Review…

Ford makes a convincing and emotionally telling argument for Mudd's innocence.

December 14, 2007 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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