Pudd'nhead Wilson

Overview

Pudd'nhead Wilson, Mark Twain's attack on racial prejudice in the guise of a mystery tale, was adapted for television in 1984 by Philip Reisman Jr. Ken Howard plays lawyer "Pudd'nhead" Wilson, so named because of his silly behavior and foolish appearance. Wilson, however, has a lot more on the ball than anyone suspects. He proves as much by unraveling a murder case that begins taking shape when mulatto slave Roxane Lisa Hilboldt switches her baby with one belonging to a prominent white family. Filmed on location ...
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Overview

Pudd'nhead Wilson, Mark Twain's attack on racial prejudice in the guise of a mystery tale, was adapted for television in 1984 by Philip Reisman Jr. Ken Howard plays lawyer "Pudd'nhead" Wilson, so named because of his silly behavior and foolish appearance. Wilson, however, has a lot more on the ball than anyone suspects. He proves as much by unraveling a murder case that begins taking shape when mulatto slave Roxane Lisa Hilboldt switches her baby with one belonging to a prominent white family. Filmed on location at Harper's Ferry, West Virginia, Pudd'nhead Wilson premiered January 24, 1984, on PBS television's American Playhouse.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/7/2007
  • UPC: 012233354324
  • Original Release: 1987
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  • Source: Monterey Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 1:30:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 30,099

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lise Hilboldt Roxy
Ken Howard Pudd'nhead Wilson
Dick Latessa Creech
Tom Aldredge Judge Driscoll
Scotty Bloch Mrs. Driscoll
Steven Weber Tom Driscoll (false)
Preston Maybank Chambers
Jack Hallett Philo Bartley
Nameer El-Kadi Angelo Cappella
Cecilia Parker Mrs. Howard
Alice McGill Slave Woman
David Samson Abraham Spooner
Clifford Soubier Mr. Beckly
MacIntyre Dixon Mr. Vance
Alan J. Wendl Lucas Dawkins
Technical Credits
Alan Bridges Director
Bill Groom Production Designer
Jane Iredale Producer
Walter Lassally Cinematographer
William Perry Score Composer, Executive Producer
Philip Reisman Jr. Screenwriter
Katherine Wenning Editor
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Pudd'nhead Wilson
1. Chapter 1 [5:16]
2. Chapter 2 [4:31]
3. Chapter 3 [5:23]
4. Chapter 4 [4:37]
5. Chapter 5 [4:57]
6. Chapter 6 [5:36]
7. Chapter 7 [5:01]
8. Chapter 8 [5:08]
9. Chapter 9 [3:05]
10. Chapter 10 [4:27]
11. Chapter 11 [5:30]
12. Chapter 12 [5:54]
13. Chapter 13 [4:36]
14. Chapter 14 [5:29]
15. Chapter 15 [4:49]
16. Chapter 16 [6:22]
17. Chapter 17 [3:19]
18. Chapter 18 [2:24]
19. Chapter 19 [:00]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Pudd'nhead Wilson
   Menu Group #1 with 19 chapter(s) covering 01:26:29
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