Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1964)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  2 February 1964 (USA)
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The life of Abraham Lincoln is traced from the 1830s when he was a struggling backwoods lawyer to winning the Presidency in 1860.


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Credited cast:
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jack Bittner ...
Burt Brinckerhoff ...
Joshua Speed
James Congdon ...
Staats Cotsworth ...
Toni Darnay ...
Aggie Gale
Harry Ellerbe ...
Donald Gantry ...
William Hansen ...
Mentor Graham
Joan Hotchkis ...
Elizabeth Edwards
Nan McFarland ...
Nancy Green
Casey Peters ...
Roy Poole ...


Before becoming one of America's greatest presidents, Abraham Lincoln had a long career as a businessman, lawyer, government official and elected representative for the state of Illinois. This film looks at the rise of this self-educated statesman, including his famous series of public debates over slavery with rival Stephen Douglas. A glimpse is also shown of some of the more personal aspects of his Lincoln's life, including the early romance and heartbreak he experienced with Ann Rutledge, and his later marriage to Mary Todd. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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2 February 1964 (USA)  »

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Hallmark Hall of Fame: Abe Lincoln in Illinois (#13.4)  »

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The original Broadway production of "Abe Lincoln in Illinois " by Robert E. Sherwood opened on October 15, 1938 at the Plymouth Theater, ran for 472 performances and won the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 1939. See more »


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