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The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936)

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96 min | Biography, Drama, History

The story of Dr. Samuel Mudd, who was imprisoned after innocently treating President Lincoln's assassin in 1865.
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Nunnally Johnson (screenplay)
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Updated Feb 12, 1936

Release date
Feb 28, 1936 (United States)
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62 cast members
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Warner Baxter
Dr. Samuel Alexander Mudd Dr. Samuel Alexander Mudd   See fewer
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Gloria Stuart
Mrs. Peggy Mudd Mrs. Peggy Mudd   See fewer
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Claude Gillingwater
Col. Jeremiah Milford Dyer Col. Jeremiah Milford Dyer   See fewer
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Arthur Byron
Mr. Erickson Mr. Erickson   See fewer
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O.P. Heggie
Dr. MacIntyre Dr. MacIntyre   See fewer
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Harry Carey
Commandant of Fort Jefferson Commandant of Fort Jefferson   See fewer
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Francis Ford
Cpl. O'Toole Cpl. O'Toole   See fewer
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John McGuire
Lt. Lovett Lt. Lovett   See fewer
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Francis McDonald
John Wilkes Booth John Wilkes Booth   See fewer
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Douglas Wood
Gen. Thomas Ewing Gen. Thomas Ewing   See fewer
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John Carradine
Sgt. Rankin Sgt. Rankin   See fewer
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Joyce Kay
Martha Mudd Martha Mudd   See fewer
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Fred Kohler Jr.
Sgt. Cooper Sgt. Cooper   See fewer
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Ernest Whitman
'Buck' Milford 'Buck' Milford   See fewer
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Paul Fix
David Herold David Herold   See fewer
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Frank Shannon
Judge Advocate General Joseph Holt Judge Advocate General Joseph Holt   See fewer
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Frank McGlynn Sr.
President Abraham Lincoln President Abraham Lincoln   See fewer
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Leila McIntyre
Mary Todd Lincoln Mary Todd Lincoln   See fewer
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Etta McDaniel
Aunt Rosabelle Milford Aunt Rosabelle Milford   See fewer
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J.M. Kerrigan
Judge Maiben Judge Maiben   See fewer
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Arthur Loft
Frank J. Thomas - Carpetbagger Frank J. Thomas - Carpetbagger   See fewer
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Paul McVey
Gen. David Hunter Gen. David Hunter   See fewer
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Maurice Murphy
Prison Hospital Orderly Prison Hospital Orderly   See fewer
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Frank Baker
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited) Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)   See fewer
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Matthew 'Stymie' Beard
Boy Seeking Dr. Mudd (uncredited) Boy Seeking Dr. Mudd (uncredited)   See fewer
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Stanley Blystone
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Stanley Bordagaray
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Whitney Bourne
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Robert Dudley
Druggist at Trial (uncredited) Druggist at Trial (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jan Duggan
Actress at Ford's Theatre (uncredited) Actress at Ford's Theatre (uncredited)   See fewer
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Earl Eby
Usher (uncredited) Usher (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dick Elliott
Actor at Ford's Theatre (uncredited) Actor at Ford's Theatre (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bess Flowers
Woman Sitting Behind Lincoln in Theatre Box (uncredited) Woman Sitting Behind Lincoln in Theatre Box (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bud Geary
Sergeant (uncredited) Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Haefeli
Prisoner (uncredited) Prisoner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Homans
Sergeant (uncredited) Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Lester Johnson
Black Soldier at Prison (uncredited) Black Soldier at Prison (uncredited)   See fewer
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Beulah Hall Jones
Blanche (uncredited) Blanche (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Kruger
Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Duke R. Lee
Sergeant (uncredited) Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wilfred Lucas
Testifying Colonel (uncredited) Testifying Colonel (uncredited)   See fewer
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Murdock MacQuarrie
Edman Spangler (uncredited) Edman Spangler (uncredited)   See fewer
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James A. Marcus
Blacksmith (uncredited) Blacksmith (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eric Mayne
Court-Martial Participant (uncredited) Court-Martial Participant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul McAllister
Doctor (uncredited) Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Merrill McCormick
Commandant's Aide (uncredited) Commandant's Aide (uncredited)   See fewer
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J.P. McGowan
Ship's Captain (uncredited) Ship's Captain (uncredited)   See fewer
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Arthur Millett
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Wedgwood Nowell
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Robert Parrish
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Vester Pegg
Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Pennick
Corporal (uncredited) Corporal (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Reed
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Paul Stanton
Agitating Orator (uncredited) Agitating Orator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Steele
Trooper (uncredited) Trooper (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Strang
Ship's Mate (uncredited) Ship's Mate (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cyril Thornton
Michael O'Laughlin (uncredited) Michael O'Laughlin (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ray Turner
Black Soldier at Prison (uncredited) Black Soldier at Prison (uncredited)   See fewer
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Blue Washington
Black Soldier at Prison (uncredited) Black Soldier at Prison (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles West
Washington (DC) Citizen (uncredited) Washington (DC) Citizen (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cecil Weston
Mary Surratt (uncredited) Mary Surratt (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lloyd Whitlock
Maj. Rathbone (uncredited) Maj. Rathbone (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.3 / 10 | 1,832 votes