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Young Mr. Lincoln

Genres: Drama, Criterion Collection, American History / Culture, Biography, History / Events, Biographical Drama

Cast: Henry Fonda, Alice Brady, Marjorie Weaver, Richard Cromwell

Director: John Ford

Synopsis: Few historical figures are as revered as Abraham Lincoln, and few director-star pairings embody classic American cinema as perfectly as that of John Ford and Henry Fonda. In YOUNG MR. LINCOLN, their first collaboration, Fonda gives one of the finest performances of his career, as the young president-to-be, struggling with an incendiary murder case as a novice lawyer. Compassionate and assured, this is an indelible piece of Americana.

Language: English

Country of Origin: United States of America

Production Year: 1939


  • "Here before us is a miracle--daguerreotypes come to life.", Sergei Eisenstein
  • "One of John Ford's most memorable films.", Pauline Kael
  • "Commands classic status.", Time Out


  • 1940: Nominee, Oscar, Best Screenplay, Academy

Young Mr. Lincoln
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