Secret Service

Featuring Meryl Streep, John Lithgow and Mary Beth Hurt in one of their earliest television appearances, this 1895 thriller by William Gillette tells the tale of a Union spy working to seize control of the telegraph office in Richmond, Virginia in 1864. Posing as a wounded Confederate captain named Thorne, the spy's false orders to a Confederate Army commander raise the suspicions of a southern agent, who uses a local girl in love with Thorne as his reluctant accomplice to set a trap.

"...more turns then a corps de ballet in frenzied heat." - The New York Times

1977, Drama, 120 minutes, Color

Cast: Meryl Streep, John Lithgow, Mary Beth Hurt


Written by: William Gillette

Directed by: Peter Levin


Produced by: Ken Campbell

Executive Producer: Jac Venza


A presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, Theater In America 1977


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