American Short Story Collection: The Man That Corr

Overview

Filmed in Vermont, The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg is based on one of Mark Twain's more mysoginistic works. Mysterious stranger Robert Preston shows up in Hadleyburg, a town that prides itself upon the honesty and integrity of its leaders. Preston offers $40,000 in gold to the anonymous Hadleyburg citizen who, years earlier, had given Preston a handout and some valuable advice. The stranger sends letters to each of Hadleyburg's nineteen finest families, containing cryptic clues pointing to the identity of the ...
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Overview

Filmed in Vermont, The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg is based on one of Mark Twain's more mysoginistic works. Mysterious stranger Robert Preston shows up in Hadleyburg, a town that prides itself upon the honesty and integrity of its leaders. Preston offers $40,000 in gold to the anonymous Hadleyburg citizen who, years earlier, had given Preston a handout and some valuable advice. The stranger sends letters to each of Hadleyburg's nineteen finest families, containing cryptic clues pointing to the identity of the beneficiary of the gold. Before the story is over, it becomes painfully clear that 18 of the town's "nineteeners" are willing to lie and deceive in order to claim the prize. Adapted by Mark Harris (who was compelled to sweat out 40 pages of the original story in order to make it "play" on TV), The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg was first presented in tandem with a dramatization of William Faulkner's Barn Burning on PBS' American Short Story series; the program first aired on March 17, 1980.
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Special Features

Author bio; Actor bios; Printable study guide; About the American Short Story Collection; Audio interview: Robert Geller; Henry Fonda intro
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/16/2004
  • UPC: 012233298826
  • Original Release: 1980
  • Rating:

  • Source: Monterey Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 40:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 78,995

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert Preston Mr. Stranger
Tom Aldredge
Seth Allen
Kent Broadhurst
Thomas A. Carlin
Ken Costigan
Rex Everhart
Henry Fonda Narrator
Fred Gwynne Rev. Burgess
Brandon Maggart
Joan Pape
Rex Robbins
Frederick Rolf
Frances Sternhagen Mary Richards
Technical Credits
Ralph Rosenblum Director
Barbara Claman Casting
Judy Courtney Casting
Mike Fash Cinematographer
Jay Freund Editor
Mark Harris Screenwriter
David Kappes Associate Producer
Jennifer Von Mayrhauser Costumes/Costume Designer
Lawrence Miller Production Designer
Rita Ogden Makeup
Mark Twain Source Author
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. The Plot [7:54]
2. The Word Is Out [11:01]
3. The 19 Letters [8:02]
4. Exposed [7:23]
5. The Bag [3:06]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play
   Scene Access
   Author Bio
   Actor Bios
      Robert Preston
      Fred Gwynne
   Printable Study Guide
   About the ASSC
   Transcript Interview
   Henry Fonda Intro
   Watch for These DVDs
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Perfect Adaptation!

    We studied this story in my lit class and then watched the adaptation. It was great to see it come to life. The adaptation was so true to the book that much of it is exactly as I pictured it!

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