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THE PRISONER OF SHARK ISLAND

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Directed by John Ford
United States, 1936
Biography, Drama

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A Fordian examination of American myth-making, The Prisoner of Shark Island is an emotional, expressionistic, feverishly atmospheric work. In it, Dr. Samuel Mudd, the man who unwittingly treated John Wilkes Booth after Lincoln’s assassination, is imprisoned on an island as an alleged conspirator.

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A Fordian examination of American myth-making, The Prisoner of Shark Island is an emotional, expressionistic, feverishly atmospheric work. In it, Dr. Samuel Mudd, the man who unwittingly treated John Wilkes Booth after Lincoln’s assassination, is imprisoned on an island as an alleged conspirator.

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The Prisoner of Shark IslandDirected byJohn Ford

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Awards & Festivals

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National Board of Review
1936 | Winner: Top Ten Films
Viennale
2004
2014

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