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
Did You Know?
"Theater Guild on the Air" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on February 9, 1947 with Raymond Massey
reprising his film role. See more
When Lincoln breaks his engagement to Mary Todd in 1837, he looks at a flag with 22 stars, The only time the American flag had 22 stars was in 1819. The number of states increased to 23 with the admission of Maine one year later in 1820. In 1837 there were 26 states in the Union. See more
Aide to Stephen Douglas
You don't mean to say you're afraid of Abe Lincoln. Why, the country doesn't know him!
Maybe the country doesn't... but I do.
When Johnny Comes Marching Home
Music by Louis Lambert
(Psuedonymn for Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore)
Played a bit by a band in a\Stephen Douglas parade See more