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Young Mr. Lincoln

Young Mr. Lincoln(1939)

Also Known As: A Younger Lincoln | Lawyer of the West | Life of Abraham Lincoln | The Life of Young Abraham Lincoln | The Young Lincoln |

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Brief Synopsis

The future president considers a political career while practicing law.

Cast & Crew

John Ford Director
Henry Fonda Abraham Lincoln
Alice Brady Abigail Clay
Marjorie Weaver Mary Todd
Arleen Whelan Hannah Clay
Eddie Collins Efe [Turner]
Pauline Moore Ann Rutledge
Donald Meek John Felder
Judith Dickens Carrie Sue
Eddie Quillan Adam Clay
Spencer Charters Judge Herbert A. Bell
Ward Bond J. Palmer Cass

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  Springfield, Il. opening: 30 May 1939
Release Date:  1939 Production Date:  A Cosmopolitan Production; A Darryl F. Zanuck Production
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Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.
Sound:  Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording) Production Co:  Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.
Duration(mins):  100-101 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  9,050    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • Fine Ford & Fonda Collaboration

    Judy 2014-03-30

    I really enjoy watching Henry Fonda's performance of 'Young Mr. Lincoln'; and I must say it's my favorite Henry Fonda film. Mr. Fonda... MORE>

  • Young Mr. Lincoln

    Dashiell B. 2012-12-28

    A fine piece of Americana from director Ford. In his first collaboration with the director, Fonda deserved a Best Actor nomination, solid supporting work... MORE>

  • Legends, laughs, and lawyering

    Oliver Cutshaw 2007-12-11

    I have always enjoyed this film. While it is not completely accurate it does capture the spirit of frontier Illinois and the early life of Lincoln very... MORE>