• Film ID:
  • 16580
  • Availability:
  • DVD Available from Shop
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • DVD=117 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • America.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • English.
In the wake of Abraham Lincoln's assassination, seven men and one woman are arrested and charged with conspiring to kill the President. The lone woman charged, Mary Surratt, owns a boarding house where John Wilkes Booth and others met and planned the attack. Newly-minted lawyer, Frederick Aiken, reluctantly agrees to defend Surratt before a military tribunal. Aiken realizes his client may be innocent and that she is being used as bait in order to capture the only conspirator to have escaped a massive manhunt, her own son. A worthy and beautifully shot drama from Robert Redford.
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