TV Movie | Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, History
Country doctor Samuel Mudd is unfairly punished by the U.S. Government after he unwisely shelters a wounded John Wilkes Booth during the night after Abraham Lincoln's assassination.
Several times Colonel Grenfell, portrayed by Nigel Davenport is referred to as an old man, and even Mudd, portrayed by Dennis Weaver says "For God's sake, he's an old man!" In actuality, Nigel Davenport (born May 23, 1928) is four years younger than Dennis Weaver (born June 4, 1924).
The Secretary of War implies that Dr. Mudd is said to have inspired the saying "your name is mud." However, the first verified, recorded use of the phrase was ten years before Dr. Samuel Mudd was born.
This Program was Recommended by The National Education Association