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.
Did You Know?
Second-in-command to Robert E. Lee when he led the detachment that captured John Brown was Lieutenant James Ewell Brown "Jeb" Stuart. When both joined the Confederacy during the Civil War, Stuart became Lee's most trusted cavalry commander and Lee referred to him as his "eyes and ears." 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
You know, when you're distressed about somethin' it's a comfort sometimes even to have a pair of ears to pour your troubles into and my ears are big enough to hold a lot.
You're a Christian gentleman, Abe Lincoln.
No, I ain't, I'm a plain common sucker with a shirttail so short I can't set on it.
Referenced in Hollywood or Bust
The Men of the West
Traitional Irish marching song
Lyrics latter written by Willianm Rooney in 1900.
Melody with different lyrics heard at campaign rall See more