Brief vignettes about Lincoln's early life include his birth, early jobs, (unsubstantiated) affair with Ann Rutledge, courtship of Mary Todd, and the Lincoln-Douglas debates; his presidency and the Civil War are followed in somewhat more detail, though without actual battle scenes; film concludes with the assassination. Written by
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In a scene of political incorrectness when Abraham Lincoln tells Grant an anecdote about a drunkard, he uses an Irish brogue when talking in the character's voice. See more »
Shortly before leaving Mary Todd waiting at the altar (circa 1850), Lincoln opens a drawer and looks at a daguerreotype of his lost love, Ann Rutledge, who had died several years before in 1835. Dagguereotypes did not reach the United States until the mid-1840s. See more »
You know, I feel like little Jimmy Watkins. He got a hunk of gingerbread the other day and said, 'I guess there's nobody loves gingerbread like I does and gets so little of it.'
Ann, will you... will you marry me? I mean, of course, when I get out of debt and can support you?
Well, you know, Abe, I've intended to for a long while. That is, of course, if you ask me.
You... you mean...?
Yes, Abe... you've got your gingerbread.
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I recently saw Abraham Lincoln on A & E. While I think it was a great movie, it certainly shows its age. This is one movie that is a prime candidate for film restoration. The print is very scratchy and unstable, and in parts, the sound is very noisy. With the wonders of restoration, we can only hope that this movie will be one of the next.
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