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The Conspirator (2010)

The Conspirator (2010) A gripping historical drama that follows the efforts of young lawyer Frederick Aiken as he reluctantly defends Mary Surratt, a Confederate sympathizer accused of conspiring to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln. Robin Wright, James McAvoy, Tom 2c

A captivating colorized photograph of Abraham Lincoln assassination conspirator Lewis Thornton Powell, in custody aboard the USS Saugus. Photographed by Alexander Gardner, 1865. By his handsomeness and the modernity of his looks, it’s unbelievable that this photo was taken about 150 years ago! Goes to show, the world was not always black and white. via reddit My mothers maiden name is Powell, I wonder if he is a relative?

Robert Redford and Robin Wright Photos Photos: "The Conspirator" New York Premiere

The Conspirator (2010)

Directed by Robert Redford. With Robin Wright, James McAvoy, Tom Wilkinson, Kevin Kline. 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.

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The Conspirator - film by Robert Redford. This is the story of the trial of Mary Surratt, accused of conspiring to assassinate President Lincoln. I'm not sure about the historical accuracy of the film, however the story was engaging. Easy to draw parallels to the fear in the country during that time, and the fear in our country today and what efforts might be taken to limit freedoms. It had a "A Few Good Men" feel to it - kept waiting for "You Can't Handle The Truth"