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The codebreaker : wife. mother. secret American hero  Cover Image DVD DVD

The codebreaker : wife. mother. secret American hero / a Steward/Gazit Productions film for American experience ; a production of WGBH ; written and directed by Chana Gazit ; produced by Chana Gazit and Hilary Klotz Steinman.

Gazit, Chana, (television director,, television producer.). Steinmen, Hilary Klotz, (television producer.). Ruiz, Vanessa, 1950- (television producer.). Sherman, Nancy, (television producer.). Burton, Kate, (narrator.). Fagone, Jason. Motion picture adaptation of (work) : Woman who smashed codes. (Added Author). Steward/Gazit Productions, (production company.). WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), (production company.). Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), (publisher.). PBS Distribution (Firm), (film distributor.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781531713416
  • ISBN: 1531713416
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (60 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen.
  • Publisher: [Arlington, Virginia] : PBS, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"SDH (subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) are a function of the disc and serve the same purpose as closed captions"--Container.
Subtitle on container: Wife, mother, secret American hero.
Originally produced as an episode of the television series: American experience.
"Based on the book 'The woman who smashed codes' by Jason Fagone"--Container.
Program content: ©2021.
Running time indicated on container: approximately 60 minutes; actual program running time: 54 minutes.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Edited by Jon Neuburger.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrator, Kate Burton.
Summary, etc.:
Presents the story of Elizebeth Smith Friedman, a suburban American wife whose work as a cryptanalyst sent gangsters to prison and brought down a Nazi spy ring in Argentina in World War II.
Target Audience Note:
TV Parental Guidelines rating: TV-PG (parental guidance suggested; this program contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children).
System Details Note:
DVD; NTSC, Region 1; widescreen presentation; stereo.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Home use only.
Language Note:
In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH).
Subject: Friedman, Elizebeth, 1892-1980.
Cryptographers > United States > Biography.
Cryptography > United States > History.
World War, 1914-1918 > Cryptography.
World War, 1939-1945 > Cryptography.
Genre: Documentary television programs.
Biographical television programs.
Historical television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

Available copies

  • 2 of 4 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Rolla Public.


  • 0 current holds with 4 total copies.
Show Only Available Copies
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Rolla Public Library DVDSET AME COD (Text) 38256101852675 Adult DVD Checked out 11/22/2022

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