The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg (1980)

TV Short   |  Not Rated   |    |  Comedy, Short

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A mysterious stranger descends on the small town of Hadleyburg to teach its deceitful residents a lesson. Inspired by writer Mark Twain's short story.

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13 August 2006 | oldtiger1965
| As entertaining as the book
I enjoyed this short film, largely because of the twist. It is based on a "long premise", that such a town full of virtue might exist anywhere in the U.S., but that virtue is easily compromised by greed.

Like Twain's story it is an attack to the central core of our belief that we are above the rest, that we might be on a higher moral ground than the rest of the world.

I first saw this movie while I was in high school, and I found the story to be entertaining, the acting suitable, with Robert Preston playing his role with his usual charm and good humor.

I would consider this a good production of a Twain classic.

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Plot Summary


Comedy | Short


Release Date:

17 March 1980



Country of Origin


Filming Locations

Royalton, Vermont, USA

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