The Man in the Barn

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After John Wilks Booth assassinated Abraham Lincoln, he escaped to Maryland. According to the history books, he was discovered hiding in a barn; after he refused to surrender, the barn was set afire, and Booth died in the conflagration. However, in 1903 a Mr. David E. read more

After John Wilks Booth assassinated Abraham Lincoln, he escaped to Maryland. According to the history books, he was discovered hiding in a barn; after he refused to surrender, the barn was set afire, and Booth died in the conflagration. However, in 1903 a Mr. David E. George, while on his deathbed in Enid Oklahoma, claimed to be John Wilks Booth. This film presents evidence of the possibility that Mr. George's claim was true.

Original Release

11/20/1937

US Release

11/20/1937

Cast

Carey Wilson Narrator (voice) / Narrator
Ernie Adams Horse Owner Outside Theatre
Erville Alderson Farmer
Virginia Brissac Farmer's Wife
Philo McCullough Theatre Manager
Douglas Wood Doctor
Roger Gray Army Sentry on Bridge
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Jacques Tourneur

Writers

Morgan Cox

Cast

Carey Wilson Narrator (voice) / Narrator
Ernie Adams Horse Owner Outside Theatre
Erville Alderson Farmer
Virginia Brissac Farmer's Wife
Philo McCullough Theatre Manager
Douglas Wood Doctor
Roger Gray Army Sentry on Bridge
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