PG-13 | | Crime, Drama, History
Mary Surratt is the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln. As the whole nation turns against her, she is forced to rely on her reluctant lawyer to uncover the truth and save her life.
Large portions of the film's dialogue are directly from the trial transcripts.
Two men standing at the Pearly Gates. The first man says, "How'd you die?" Second says, "I froze to death. How 'bout you?" And the, uh, second man says, "Well, I thought my... my wife was being unfaithful to me, so I ran all the way home. And burst ...
During the scene when the conspirators are being hung at the gallows, the camera pans over twice to the photographer positioned on a carriage platform. Only one photographer was allowed in to photograph the hanging: Alexander Gardner. However, he was not on the ground when he took the picture. He set up his camera in an old shoe factory, at a second-story window overlooking the gallows. ("Shooting Lincoln and the Race to Photograph the Story of the Century", Nicholas J.C. Pistor, author)
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