|Portion of title
||Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg
||Film Introduction and Credits: Mark Twain's The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg (2:41) -- Bag of Gold (2:22) -- Whose Gold Is It? (2:35) -- An Honest Town (2:13) -- News of Gold Goes Public (2:59) -- Hadleyburg: National Fame (2:50) -- Obsessed with the Gold (2:04) -- What Would We Do with the Money? (1:10) -- Mysterious Letters (2:23) -- Memory Retrieval (3:12) -- In Anticipation of the Gold (2:28) -- Town Full of Liars (5:46) -- New Town Heroes: Edward and Mary Richards (2:48) -- An Honest Town (0:35) -- Credits: Mark Twain's The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg (1:03)
||Hadleyburg has a reputation for unshakable honesty. The smug townspeople are proud of this virtue and keep themselves honest by simply avoiding temptation. That is until "the man that corrupted Hadleyburg" arrives in town. Robert Preston stars as the stranger who plots a revenge on the hypocritical residents by promising a fortune to the citizens who once showed him charity many years before. One by one the stranger tempts the leading citizens to scheme for the money - until Hadleyburg's honest reputation is mud before the world. Based on one of Twain's best-known short stories, Mark Twain's The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg is a cynical yet humorous view of life in America's small towns - a life that the acerbic Mr. Twain knew only too well. Also starring Fred Gwynne.
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|Interest grade level
||6 and up.
|Technical details||Mode of access: Internet.|
|Technical details||System requirements: FOD playback platform.|
|Source of description||Title from distributor's description.|
|Issued in other form||Originally produced: Monterey Home Video (Firm), 1980.|
|Publisher number||44828 Films Media Group|