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Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

The wonder film of the century, about the most romantic figure who ever lived!Nov. 08, 1930USA96 Min.APPROVED
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Silent film master D.W. Griffith’s first talkie works as a companion piece to his classic BIRTH OF A NATION, providing a detailed biographical sketch of the 16th president. We see his birth in a log cabin, the tragic death of his first love, Ann Rutledge (Una Merkel), his debates with Douglas, his accepting of the presidency, the terrible toll of the Civil War, and finally the tragic assassination at Ford’s Theater. Griffith shows his usual meticulous attention to period detail, and the framing of the various vignettes has the feel of historical photographs come to life. Walter Huston is excellent in the title role, with a portrayal that subtly evolves from laconic, wizened rascal to noble elder statesman. This is a fascinating, worthy film, and an interesting historical document in and of itself.

Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln
Original title Abraham Lincoln
IMDb Rating 5.8 1,131 votes
TMDb Rating 5.710 votes

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Walter Huston isAbraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln
Una Merkel isAnn Rutledge
Ann Rutledge
Helen Freeman isNancy Hanks Lincoln
Nancy Hanks Lincoln
Edgar Dearing isArmstrong
Armstrong
Russell Simpson isLincoln's Employer
Lincoln's Employer
Kay Hammond isMary Todd Lincoln
Mary Todd Lincoln

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