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The Prisoner of Shark Island

Not Yet Rated| 1 hr. 35 min.

Plot Summary
Dr. Samuel Mudd (Warner Baxter) is arrested for being an accomplice to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln (Frank McGlynn Sr.) when he unknowingly aids an injured John Wilkes Booth (Francis McDonald) following the shooting at Ford's Theater. He's sentenced to life in prison and sent to a treacherous penal colony on a remote island in the Dry Tortugas. But when yellow fever breaks out on the island and strikes the prison's doctor, Mudd's medical training becomes invaluable.

Cast: Warner Baxter , Gloria Stuart , Claude Gillingwater , Arthur Byron , O.P. Heggie , Harry Carey , Francis Ford , John McGuire

Director: John Ford

Genres: Historical drama

The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936)

Release Date: December 17th, 2007|1 hr. 35 min.

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