The Lux Video Theatre

The Copperhead

Season 5, Ep 26, Aired 2/17/55
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  • Episode Description
  • During the Civil War, a Northerner's wife leaves him and his son labels him a traitor when he joins "The Copperheads", a group of Northerners who sympathize with the South. He refuses to fight against them but his son enlists and is killed in battle. It's not until years later that his real reasons are revealed.

  • Cast & Crew
  • S.H. Barnett

  • Buzz Kulik

  • John Ireland

    Milt Shanks

  • Betty Field

    Martha Shanks/Madeline

  • Ian Wolfe

    The Reverand Andrews

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  • Notes (1)

    • This episode is based on Frederick Landis' 1910 book "The Glory of His Country". It was adapted for a play titled The Copperhead that ran on Broadway for 120 performances beginning 2/18/1918. Lionel Barrymore portrayed Milt Shanks on stage and in the 1920 film of the same title, directed by Charles Maigne.

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