Featuring Meryl Streep, John Lithgow and Mary Beth Hurt in some of their earliest television appearances. This thriller by William Gillette tells the tale of a union spy in 1864 working to seize control of the telegraph office in Richmond, Virginia.
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.
|Edith Varney||Meryl Streep|
|Captain Thorne||John Lithgow|
|Mary Beth Hurt||Mary Beth Hurt|
|Wilfred Varney||Don Scardino|
|Mrs. Varney||Alice Drummond|
|Lieutenant Maxwell||Frederick Coffin|
|Benton Arrelsford||Charles Kimbrough|
|Corporal Matson||Joe Grifasi|
|Private Eddinger||Stuart Warmflash|
|Executive Producer||Jac Venza|
|Costume Design||Clifford Capone|