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Secret Service 

Set in Richmond, Virginia in October 1864, tells the story of a Union spy working to seize control of the telegraph office.

Director:

Peter Levin

Writer:

William Gillette (play)
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Lenny Baker ... Henry Dumont
Frederick Coffin ... Lt. Maxwell
Alice Drummond ... Mrs. Varney
Joe Grifasi ... Cpl. Matson
David Harris ... Jonas
Mary Beth Hurt ... Caroline Mitford
Jeffrey Jones ... Sgt. Wilson
Charles Kimbrough ... Benton Arrelsford
John Lithgow ... Capt. Thorne
Arthur Miller Arthur Miller ... Messenger B
Moultrie Patten Moultrie Patten ... Cavalry orderly
Jonathan Penzner Jonathan Penzner ... Lt. Allison
Roy Poole ... Maj. Gen. Randolph
Rex Robbins Rex Robbins ... Lt. Foray
Hansford Rowe ... Messenger A
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Storyline

Set in Richmond, Virginia on an evening in October 1864, tells the story of a Union spy working to seize control of the telegraph office by posing as the wounded Confederate Captain Thorne. The spy's false orders raise the suspicions of a southern agent, who uses a local girl in love with Thorne to set a trap. Written by jrodor@pacbell.net

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Servicio secreto See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This is Meryl Streep's dramatic debut on television. See more »

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Version of Secret Service (1919) See more »

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Excellent suspense movie
3 July 2002 | by MarcColtenSee all my reviews

This made for TV movie shows what public TV can provide. An excellent cast (I believe most of them were part of a New York City theater company at the time) included John Lithgow, Meryl Streep, Mary Beth Hurt and others. The plot is compelling and very suspenseful.


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