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Humble Abraham Lincoln gains the respect of his Illinois neighbors, growing in stature and respect until he is elected President in 1860 and departs for Washington.

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Biopic of Abe Lincoln, 16th President of he United States, from his early days in backwoods Kentucky to his election as President. After a time running livestock to New Orleans, he settles in New Salem where he meets and falls in love with Ann Rutledge who is already engaged to someone. Abe makes a home for himself in New Salem, eventually running a store and becoming the postmaster. He's popular with the locals and is eventually elected to the State legislature but afterward established himself in the practice of law. He eventually meets Mary Todd who would become his wife and and is sent to Washington as a Congressman before he is elected president. Written by garykmcd

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19 April 1940 (USA)  »

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Based on Robert E. Sherwood's Pulitzer Prize-winning play. See more »

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When results for the 1860 election are being received, West Virginia is listed on the the state-by-state tally board. West Virginia didn't become a state until 1863, when it broke off from Virginia after that state had seceded from the Union. See more »

Quotes

Lincoln's Cook: President of the United States! If they get him back there into Washington, he won't ever come out alive.
[a shocked Mary drops a pot]
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Referenced in The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes (1985) See more »

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The Battle Hymn of the Republic
(uncredited) (1861)
Music by William Steffe (circa 1856)
Lyrics by Julia Ward Howe
Played and Sung by the crowd at the end
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Execellent beyond belief!!
17 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I absolutely loved this movie! maybe it is because I am a history buff but I thought it was wonderful!. I am currently doing a project on Abraham Lincoln where my friends and I on working on a student directed film about Abraham Lincoln and you can not imagine how much this movie has helped me. This movie tells the tale of one of the greatest man in history and how he evolved along the way to become even greater. I can only hope that this movie will help someone see the wonders of his life as it helped me and as Honest Abe helped so many other people. I loved it when they showed his debate with Stephen Douglas. That was really the highlight of the movie because it showed him giving his real opinion and it caught my attention. His speech was amazing!! 10 thumbs up!!!! :D


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