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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"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
The Lincolns arrive at the Springfield Depot while a band is playing "The Battle Cry of Freedom". The song was written in 1862, a year after Lincoln was inaugurated as president. See more
[after a particularly hysterical outburst by Mary, he comes up to her; her back is to him
Why do you take every opportunity you can to make a public fool out of me and yourself? It's bad enough when you act like that in the privacy of our own home, but here in front of people! You're not to do that again, do you hear? You're never to do that again!
Mary Todd Lincoln
[she turns to face him amazed, then
You never spoke to me like that before. You lost your temper, Abe... you've never done that before.
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Referenced in The Screen Writer
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