A young painter stumbles upon an assortment of odd characters at an English estate where he has been hired to give art lessons to beautiful Laura Fairlie. Among them are Anne Catherick, a ... See full summary »
Although "William Wright" is in the cast list playing the Alderman, the actor was actually Will Wright, who often used "William Wright" for his name when uncredited. See more »
The Vice-Presidential oath administered by the Chief Justice is incorrect (using the Presidential oath, adding "Vice"). In reality, the Vice-President's oath is the same generic oath taken by a Senator or Congressman. See more »
The opening outline includes a disclaimer about historical facts being changed for entertainment purposes. See more »
Battle Hymn of the Republic
Music by William Steffe (circa 1856)
Lyrics by Julia Ward Howe (1961)
Played by a marching band when Lincoln wins the 1864 election
In the score at Lincoln's deathbed
Reprised in the score for the last scene See more »
OK, so it's not that accurate a portrait of the era and the writers may have fabricated "history" but that's Hollywood. Let's not under estimate Van Heflin. The guy was one of my favorites and terribly underrated. You can see all kinds of emotion in his eyes. He was not a very energetic actor like Errol Flynn or Tyrone Power nor did he have the matinee idol looks of a Robert Taylor but the guy was cerebral. He was brilliant in "Johnny Eager" and all but stole every scene he was in in "Santa Fe Trail". He excelled at complex characters.
I wonder what kind of career he would have had if he had lived longer.
Watch this movie with an open mind and really enjoy Heflin's acting.
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