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Is the conspirator movie based on a true story?

By: Ed HaederUpdated: December 18, 2020


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The film is the firstborn of The American Film Company, which “produces feature films about incredible, true stories from America's past.” Specifically, The Conspirator claims to be “based on actual events. Care has been taken to ensure historical accuracy. The word is never mentioned in the film.

Also know, where was the conspirator filmed?

Savannah, Georgia

One may also ask, what is the movie The Conspirator about?

Following the assassination of President Lincoln, seven men and one woman are arrested and charged with conspiring to kill Lincoln, the vice president and the secretary of state. Lawyer Frederick Aiken (James McAvoy) reluctantly agrees to defend the lone woman, Mary Surratt (Robin Wright), who owns a boarding house where John Wilkes Booth and others met to plan their crimes. Aiken realizes that Mary may be innocent and being used as bait to capture her son, a suspect who is still at large.

Is the conspirator on Netflix?

The Conspirator - (2010) - Netflix
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.

What happened to Mary Surratt's daughter?

Anna died of kidney disease on Oct. 24, 1904. She was buried at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Washington, in an unmarked grave next to Mary. To this day, some members of the White House staff claim that Anna's ghost returns to the White House every July 6, silently banging on the front door to plea for her mother's life.


Where is Mary E Surratt buried?

MT Olivet Cemetery, Washington, D.C., United States

What was Mary Surratt convicted of?

Mary Elizabeth Jenkins Surratt (1820 or May 1823 – July 7, 1865) was an American boarding house owner who was convicted of taking part in the conspiracy to assassinate U.S. President Abraham Lincoln. Sentenced to death, she was hanged and became the first woman executed by the US federal government.

What Happened to Frederick Aiken?

Aiken died in Washington on December 23, 1878, as a result of heart-related illness, possibly resulting from wounds he incurred during the war. He is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery in Washington, where his grave was originally unmarked.

How long is the movie The Conspirator?

2h 3m

Who was Mary Surratt's attorney?

Frederick Augustus Aiken

Who played Mary Surratt?

Cast overview, first billed only:
James McAvoy Frederick Aiken
Robin Wright Mary Surratt
Kevin Kline Edwin Stanton
Evan Rachel Wood Anna Surratt