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
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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on April 22, 1940 with Raymond Massey
reprising his film role. See more
When the boat hits the dam, the front fence loses the bottom board through which a pig can be seen falling. The next shot shows the front fence completely gone. See more
[to the crowd
I tell you, you all ought to listen to the judge. He got a round belly but a level head. No one can do nothin' with me without lickin' me first!
Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.18
John Brown's Body
Music published in 1858 (authorship unclear)
Lyrics evolved in early 1860s (authorship unclear)
Instrumental version heard during Harper's Ferry sequence. See more