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The Private History of a Campaign that Failed is one of Mark Twain's sketches (1885), a short, highly fictionalized memoir of his two-week stint in the pro-Confederate Missouri State Guard. It takes place in Marion County, Missouri, and is about a group of inexperienced militiamen, the Marion Rangers.
|The Private History of a Campaign That Failed|
|Written by||Philip H. Reisman Jr.|
|Directed by||Peter H. Hunt|
|Music by||William P. Perry|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Producer(s)||Peter H. Hunt|
|Editor(s)||Herbert H. Dow|
|Running time||89 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Nebraska Educational Television|
|Original release||April 6, 1981|
In 1981, a made-for-television film adaptation of The Private History of a Campaign that Failed was broadcast on PBS starring Edward Herrmann, Pat Hingle, Joseph Adams, Harry Crosby and Kelly Pease. The film also adapts Twain's short story The War Prayer.
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