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Walter Huston stars in D.W. Griffith's 1930 film Abraham Lincoln.

Returning to the historic era of his greatest success, 1915’s The Birth of a Nation, D.W. Griffith paid homage to the country’s sixteenth President in the1930 biographical film drama Abraham Lincoln, the pioneering filmmaker’s first talking picture.

Starring Walter Huston (The Treasure of the Sierra Madre), the movie looks at the life of Lincoln, from his boyhood and his days as an Illinois lawyer to Washington and the turmoil of the Civil War. Focusing on Lincoln’s personal tragedies, as well as his great accomplishments, Griffith’s film depicts the American icon with a sensitivity and grace that critics argue is rivaled only by John Ford’s film Young Mr. Lincoln.

Abraham Lincoln has been mastered in HD from the Museum of Modern Art’s 35mm restoration of Griffith’s film. »

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