Abe Lincoln: Freedom Fighter (1978)

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In his first case as a lawyer, Abraham Lincoln defends a black man accused of stealing.


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In this alleged retelling of Lincoln's early life, the President-to-be is rescued by Henry, a black man and freed slave who has lost his papers. Locals with a grudge against Lincoln and a hatred of African-Americans frame Henry for stealing, and it's up to Lincoln to defend the man and find the vital clue that will set him free. Written by <crow_steve@hotmail.com>

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A nice, simple movie
23 January 2002 | by (Southern Indiana) – See all my reviews

This movie reminded me of those films we used to watch at school. It's short, a little less than an hour (perfect for watching in class), and carries a message, though it doesn't knock you over the head with it. It's a nice, simple movie worth viewing, especially with elementary age children who are just the right age for the message it presents. It concerns a young Abe Lincoln who's currently employed building a hog pen for a local judge. References are made that Lincoln has been studying the law, but isn't quite a lawyer yet. A freed slave in the area finds Lincoln trapped under a tree he'd been chopping down and gets help for him. The slave then runs but is captured later by Luke, a local no-gooder who's at odds with Lincoln. The slave, Henry, claims he had papers proving his freedom, but lost them in the creek. Lincoln proposes to help him and takes Henry in. This angers Luke and sets in motion events that eventually lead to Lincoln representing his first client, Henry. The movie is full of character actors you'll swear you've seen somewhere before. Its well acted and entertaining. I recommend this for school age children and their parents. Its provides an opportunity to discuss the issues presented in the movie and entertains at the same time.

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