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Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)

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Starring (View all)
Henry Fonda Henry Fonda
Abraham Lincoln
Alice Brady Alice Brady
Abigail Clay
Marjorie Weaver Marjorie Weaver
Mary Todd
Arleen Whelan Arleen Whelan
Sarah Clay
Eddie Collins Eddie Collins
Efe Turner
Pauline Moore Pauline Moore
Ann Rutledge
Richard Cromwell Richard Cromwell
Matt Clay
Donald Meek Donald Meek
Prosecutor John Felder


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2 years, 4 months ago at Sep 19 5:59
3 votes
Young Mr. Lincoln certainly had a good composer, for the film was black and white yet hardly noticeable. As the story unfolds, ungodliness boldly raises its head through the Law. Though romance seems to try to take control, it never quite gets the star roll. Lincoln uses his story telling imagination to pave the way for having a good conscience, versus and evil one. Godliness prevails in the film,... read more

Young Mr. Lincoln

8 years, 8 months ago at May 18 1:06
3 votes
Where cinema is concerned, the thought process of “print the legend” is the de facto modus operandi. Young Mr. Lincoln is a piece of democratic mythology, more in tuned to iconography and hagiography than detailing what little is truly known about Abraham Lincoln’s early years. It is with this in mind that John Ford has sought not to explore the reality of Lincoln’s formative years, but to... read more

A good movie

3 months, 2 weeks ago at Oct 26 13:55
3 votes
To be honest, I wasn’t sure what to expect from this movie but since it was included in the ‘They Shoot Pictures, Don’t They?’ list, I thought I might as well check it out. Well, I thought they chose a very interesting approach. Indeed, to tell the story of one of the most influential US presidents, instead of focusing on his presidency, they went way before that and focused on when he was... read more
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A fictionalized account of the early life of the American president as a young lawyer facing his greatest court case.
Release date: 9 June 1939
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A good movie

“To be honest, I wasn’t sure what to expect from this movie but since it was included in the ‘They Shoot Pictures, Don’t They?’ list, I thought I might as well check it out. Well, I thought they chose a very interesting approach. Indeed, to tell the story of one of the most influential US presidents, instead of focusing on his presidency, they went way before that and focused on when he was much younger and when he started out a lawyer. Furthermore, I always had a weak spot for Henry Fonda, he was a perfect choice to play this character and he did deliver here another strong performance here. Sure, eventually, you might wonder what was the historical/educational value of this movie since it was pretty obvious that most of it was completely made up. On top of that, there is a fair ch” read more

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“Young Mr. Lincoln certainly had a good composer, for the film was black and white yet hardly noticeable. As the story unfolds, ungodliness boldly rais”

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“Young Mr. Lincoln certainly had a good composer, for the film was black and white yet hardly noticeable. As the story unfolds, ungodliness boldly rais”

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“Young Mr. Lincoln certainly had a good composer, for the film was black and white yet hardly noticeable. As the story unfolds, ungodliness boldly rais”

westly posted a review 2 years, 4 months ago

“Young Mr. Lincoln certainly had a good composer, for the film was black and white yet hardly noticeable. As the story unfolds, ungodliness boldly raises its head through the Law. Though romance seems to try to take control, it never quite gets the star roll. Lincoln uses his story telling imagination to pave the way for having a good conscience, versus and evil one. Godliness prevails in the film, honing the conscience of all involved. Life experiences should always be used to cleanse our conscience of wrong ways. Good prevails and Lincoln walks off the film heading to the House on the Heal.” read more

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