Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor

TitleBenedict Arnold: A Question of Honor
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsSalomon, Mikael
Running Time1h 58m
Date Released01/13/2003
DistributorA&E Television Networks
CountryUnited States
Publication LanguageEnglish

This historical television film, produced by the A&E Television Networks, focuses on Benedict Arnold (1740–1801), an American-born senior officer of the American Army, who commanded the American Legion in the later part of the American Revolutionary War (1775–83). Arnold, who first fought together with George Washington (1732–1799) and then changed sides, was after the conflict remembered as America's most notorious traitor. Arnold rose from humble origins to become one of the most respected and feared of America's generals. He won brilliant military victories against the English army and was Washington's favorite officer. But two conflicting forces battled inside Arnold's heart: a deep concern for his country, and his passionate love for an enchanting and manipulative Philadelphia woman, Peggy Shippen. Blinded by desire, Arnold defected to the English army and helped orchestrate an attempt to assassinate his own mentor, George Washington.

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