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Title:
Secret service
Author:
Gillette, William, 1853-1937. Secret service.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
West Long Branch, NJ : Kultur, [2000?]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
The Phoenix Theatre production of William Gillette's 1895 spy thriller, set in Richmond, Virginia in 1864. Tells the tale of a Union spy working to seize control of the Richmond telegraph office. Posing as a wounded Confederate captain named Thorne, the spy's false orders to a Confederate Army commander raise the suspicions of a southern agent, who uses a local girl in love with Thorne as his reluctant accomplice to set a trap.
General Note:
Videodisc release of the production of Thirteen/WNET for Theater in America on PBS, originally broadcast 1/12/77.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
Added Uniform Title:
Theater in America (Television program)
ISBN:
9780769796185
UPC:
032031261891
Format :
DVD

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In this Civil War Drama, a Union spy impersonates a Confederate soldier and ends up almost botching his mission when he falls in love with a Southern belle. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi


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Booklist Review

Ages 14^-adult. This lively cable network production notes the history and primary duties of the U.S. Secret Service before chronicling assassination attempts on U.S. presidents and other politicians. The four programs highlight Abraham Lincoln's death (prior to Secret Service protection), the challenges of protecting Franklin Delano Roosevelt (who used a wheelchair), the events of World War II and the the Eisenhower administration, the "tumultuous" 1960s (with dramatic footage of the Kennedy assassination and the searing recollections of agents), and the attempts on candidate George Wallace and Presidents Ford and Reagan. With an affordable price and a popular subject, this set--personalized by interviews with former presidents and historians, among others, as well as newsreel and other live-action footage--promises to draw viewers. --Sue-Ellen Beauregard