Abe Lincoln in Illinois Movie Review 1940

Information and Film Reviews for Abe Lincoln in Illinois the Movie

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Massey considered this not only his finest film but a part he was "born to play." Correct on both counts, this Hollywood biography follows Lincoln from his log cabin days to his departure for the White House. The Lincoln-Douglass debate scene and Massey's post-presidential election farewell to the citizens of Illinois are nothing short of brilliant. Written by Sherwood from his Pulitzer-Prize winning play. Contrasted with the well-known "Young Mr. Lincoln" (Henry Fonda), its relative anonymity is perplexing.

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Turner Broadcasting Systems, Inc., 1 CNN Ctr., Box 105366, Atlanta, GA 30303, Phone: (404)827-1700, Toll-free: 800-523-0823, Fax: (404)827-2000, URL: http://www.turner.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS
Running time 110 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Historical Drama, Biopics: Politics, Presidency, Adapted from a Play, 4 Bones
Screenplay
Robert Sherwood
Cast
Raymond Massey, Gene Lockhart, Ruth Gordon, Mary Howard, Dorothy Tree, Harvey Stephens, Minor Watson, Alan Baxter, Howard da Silva, Maurice Murphy, Clem Bevans, Herbert Rudley
Cinematography
James Wong Howe
Director
John Cromwell
Music
Roy Webb
Producer
Max Gordon, RKO

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