Brand New and Sealed
Actors: Bradford Dillman, John Dehner, John Anderson, Whit Bissell, Fred Grandy
Directors: James L. Conway
The Lincoln Conspiracy is a 1977 film directed by James L. Conway that dramatizes certain conspiracy theories concerning the 1865 assassination of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln. The film, which is based on the 1977 book of the same name by David W. Balsiger and Charles E. Sellier Jr., stars Robert Middleton as Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, John Dehner as Col. Lafayette C. Baker, Bradford Dillman as John Wilkes Booth, and John Anderson as Lincoln.
The hypothesis of the film is that Lincoln's assassination was the result of a vast conspiracy involving Secretary Of War Edwin Stanton, Chief of National Police Colonel Lafayette Baker and various Northern Senators and politicians who were determined to stop Lincoln from carrying out his lenient Reconstruction policies towards the South. The movie further professes that the man killed at Garret's farm in Virginia was not John Wilkes Booth, but another man named James William Boyd.