Overall Rank: 3507
Average Rating: 2.8/4
# of Ratings: 26
Theatrical Release Date: 06/09/1939
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 01/09/2018
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: John Ford
Actors: Henry Fonda, Alice Brady, Marjorie Weaver, Arleen Whelan, Eddie Collins, Pauline Moore
Plot: A mix of fact and fiction based on the early life of future president Abraham Lincoln covering a murder trial, the death of his girlfriend, Ann Rutledge, courtship of Mary Todd and early foray into politics. -- Chris Kavan
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/17/2019
A study of a young man's conscience, but not just any young man. John Ford's biographical portrait of Abraham Lincoln's life before the presidency is a tender affair.
mitchellyoung - wrote on 06/14/2011
Henry Fonda gives an early performance that is one of his career's best. He manages to embody the self-effacing, intelligent, people-pleasing nature of Lincoln in his early days. There aren't many clever nods to Lincoln's presidential future (a lesser director might have been tempted to insert some), but the film demonstrates, above all, the great President's honest character, through a bombastic murder trial.
Allison - wrote on 02/08/2008
Good movie by a good director (John Ford) and a good lead actor (Henry Fonda) who manages to look exactly like Abe!
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