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Young Mr. Lincoln

Young Mr. Lincoln

Director: John Ford Cast: Henry Fonda, Alice Brady, Marjorie Weaver

Blu-ray (Special Edition / Wide Screen)

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John Ford's fine direction distinguishes this highly fictionalized account of the early life of Abraham Lincoln. The film shows Lincoln (Henry Fonda) as he rises from a country boy born in a log cabin to a lawyer in Springfield, Illinois defending two young men unjustly accused of murder. The film, produced by Darryl F. Zanuck, received an Academy Award nomination for "Best Original Screenplay" for its screenwriter Lamar Trotti. Henry Fonda perhaps the most American of actors, is at his best playing Lincoln as the quintessential, compassionate American hero.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/09/2018
UPC: 0715515208710
Original Release: 1939
Rating: NR
Source: Criterion
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:40:00
Sales rank: 2,340

Special Features

New audio commentary featuring film scholar Joseph McBride (Searching for John Ford: A Life) Omnibus: "John Ford," part one: filmmaker Lindsay Anderson's profile of the life and work of director John Ford before World War II Talk-show appearance by actor Henry Fonda from 1975 Audio interviews from the seventies with Ford And Fonda, conducted by the director's grandson Dan Ford Academy Award radio dramatization of the film

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Henry Fonda Abraham Lincoln
Alice Brady Abigail Clay
Marjorie Weaver Mary Todd
Arleen Whelan Hannah Clay
Richard Cromwell Matt Clay
Pauline Moore Ann Rutledge
Donald Meek John Felder
Eddie Collins Efe Turner
Judith Dickens Carrie Sue
Eddie Quillan Adam Clay
Charles Tannen Ninian Edwards
Ward Bond John Palmer Cass
Spencer Charters Judge Herbert A. Bell
Francis Ford Frank Ford
Fred Kohler Scrub White
Kay Linaker Mrs. Edwards
Milburn Stone Stephen A. Douglas
Cliff Clark Sheriff Billings
Russell Simpson Woodridge
Clarence H. Wilson Dr. Mason
Edwin Maxwell John T. Stuart
Eddy Waller Father
Delmar Watson Adam Clay (younger)
Harry Tyler Barber
Charles Halton Hawthorne
Tiny Jones Actor
Dorris Bowdon Carrie Sue
Robert Lowery Juror
Arthur Aylesworth Man
Virginia Brissac Woman
Paul E. Burns Loafer
George Chandler Loafer
Harold Goodwin Man
Herbert Heywood Official
Dick Jones Adam Clay as a Boy
Jack Kelly Matt (younger)
Louis Mason Court Clerk
Ivar McFadden Juror
Dave Morris Loafer
Frank Orth Loafer
Jack Pennick Big Buck
Dorothy Vaughan Woman
Robert E. Homans Mr. Clay

Technical Credits
John Ford Director
Richard Day Art Director
Bert Glennon Cinematographer
Eugene Grossman Sound/Sound Designer
Roger Heman Sound/Sound Designer
Mark-Lee Kirk Art Director
Thomas K. Little Set Decoration/Design
Kenneth MacGowan Associate Producer
Arthur C. Miller Cinematographer
Alfred Newman Score Composer
Royer Costumes/Costume Designer
Louis Silvers Musical Direction/Supervision
Walter Thompson Editor
Lamar Trotti Screenwriter
Darryl F. Zanuck Producer

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Young Mr. Lincoln 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
edwPA More than 1 year ago
Most enjoyable. Re-enforces Abe myths
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mr.Abraham Lincoln remains the greatest American who ever lived!Young Mr..Lincoln illustrates the true genius of this great man who rose from the depths pf poverty to the leader of the free world.I have seen this movie many times and it is only second to Abe Lincoln in Illinois.Buy this DVD! It is great!