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Lincoln in the White House (1939)

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This short chronicles Abraham Lincoln's presidency from his inauguration through delivery of the Gettysburg Address.

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Frank McGlynn Sr. ...
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This dramatization begins with Lincoln's first inaugural address. We see his relationship with his wife and their young son Tad, Lincoln receiving news of the firing on Fort Sumter, disagreements within his cabinet, their dark anticipation of Lee's victory at Gettysburg, Lincoln's characteristic quiet at the news of victory there, the President's pardoning of a Wisconsin boy who's fallen asleep at his post, Tad's illness, and the Gettysburg address. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Short | Drama | History

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11 February 1939 (USA)  »

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Vitaphone production reel #9023-9024. See more »

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Featured in Warner at War (2008) See more »

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America
aka "My Country 'tis of Thee"
Music from "God Save the King"
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Performed by orchestra
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Typical Hollywood treatment
5 November 2003 | by (Carlisle, PA USA) – See all my reviews

This short gives Honest Abe the typical Hollywood treatment: deep voice (Lincoln actually had a high-pitched voice), broad theatrical motions when giving speeches, and every line out of his mouth is basically an historical sound-bite from his best speeches. Interesting as a curiosity (how people viewed Lincoln on the eve of WW II), but don't expect to learn anything about Lincoln (or history in general) from watching it.


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