After arriving in Washington in 1861 after his election, Abraham Lincoln struggles with personal and political problems during his Presidency.
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Complete series cast summary:
...  William H. Seward 2 episodes, 1988
...  Kate Chase 2 episodes, 1988
Tom Brennan ...  Sen. Charles Sumner 2 episodes, 1988
Gregory Cooke ...  Robert Lincoln 2 episodes, 1988
...  Johnny Hay 2 episodes, 1988
...  Elizabeth Keckley 2 episodes, 1988
...  Congressman Elihu Washburne 2 episodes, 1988
...  William Herndon 2 episodes, 1988
Jon DeVries ...  Secretary of War Edwin Stanton 2 episodes, 1988
George Ede ...  Edward McManus 2 episodes, 1988
...  Stephen Douglas 2 episodes, 1988
...  Gen. Ulysses S. Grant 2 episodes, 1988
...  William Sprague 2 episodes, 1988
...  Col. Elmer Ellsworth 2 episodes, 1988
...  Gen. George McClellan 2 episodes, 1988
...  Frederick Douglass 2 episodes, 1988
...  Salmon P. Chase 2 episodes, 1988
Patrick Rowe ...  Ward Hill Lamon 2 episodes, 1988
...  Gen. Winfield Scott 2 episodes, 1988
James Anklam ...  Telegraph Operator #1 2 episodes, 1988
Bev Appleton ...  Office Seeker #2 2 episodes, 1988
Joe Ayres ...  Singing Soldier 2 episodes, 1988
...  Henry 2 episodes, 1988
Coby Batty ...  Earle 2 episodes, 1988
Charles Thomas Baxter ...  Staff Captain 2 episodes, 1988
Joshua Billings ...  Assistant Manager 2 episodes, 1988
Roy Butler ...  Southern Congressman #3 2 episodes, 1988
Dick Cheatham ...  Staff Officer 2 episodes, 1988
Bill Chorney ...  Allan Pinkerton 2 episodes, 1988
Ray Collins ...  Office Seeker #5 2 episodes, 1988
Ritchie Copenhaver ...  Captain Holmes 2 episodes, 1988
Del Driver ...  Thompson 2 episodes, 1988
Glenn Faigen ...  John Wilkes Booth 2 episodes, 1988
Bill Falkenstein ...  Plenipotentiary 2 episodes, 1988
Kevin Grantz ...  Office Seeker #3 2 episodes, 1988
Fay Greenbaum ...  Mrs. Ord 2 episodes, 1988
Dick Harrington ...  Stewart 2 episodes, 1988
Rick Hite ...  Speaker Hickman 2 episodes, 1988
J. Michael Hunter ...  Office Seeker #1 2 episodes, 1988
Karen Hutcheson ...  Julia Grant 2 episodes, 1988
...  Editor Forney 2 episodes, 1988
Philip Hyland ...  Young Soldier 2 episodes, 1988
Helen Jervey ...  Mrs. Laury 2 episodes, 1988
Marion Johnson ...  Blair 2 episodes, 1988
Lee Lively ...  General Wood 2 episodes, 1988
Jim Lowell ...  Southern Congressman #2 2 episodes, 1988
...  Southern Congressman #1 2 episodes, 1988
John Mingus ...  Governor Curtin 2 episodes, 1988
...  Hotel Clerk 2 episodes, 1988
Patrick Coe McCluskey ...  Willie Perham 2 episodes, 1988
R. Max Ramsey ...  Manservant 2 episodes, 1988
Adrian Rieder ...  Fred Grant 2 episodes, 1988
Stephen Rudlin ...  Telegraph Operator #2 2 episodes, 1988
Alan Sader ...  Sickles 2 episodes, 1988
Michael Schauer ...  Barkeep 2 episodes, 1988
Bob Schindler ...  Sergeant 2 episodes, 1988
Troy Sweeney ...  Tad Lincoln 2 episodes, 1988
Richard Travis ...  Nicolay 2 episodes, 1988
Rick Warner ...  Staff Colonel 2 episodes, 1988
Paul Welch ...  Willie Lincoln 2 episodes, 1988
Phil Whiteay ...  Glove Salesman 2 episodes, 1988
Tom Width ...  Surgeon 2 episodes, 1988
...  Mary Todd Lincoln 2 episodes, 1988
...  Abraham Lincoln 2 episodes, 1988
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After arriving in Washington in 1861 after his election, Abraham Lincoln struggles with personal and political problems during his Presidency. Beneath his folksy charm and unassuming manner, he shows himself to be a shrewd politician who is able to overcome his wife's neurotic behavior and the death of his son. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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There are many inaccuracies regarding the layout of the White House. In Lincoln's day, the second floor Yellow Oval Room served as a library, not as his office. The cabinet room is incorrectly placed in the State Dining Room on the first floor. The current Lincoln Bedroom served as both Lincoln's office and cabinet room (hence the name) during his presidency. See more »

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Gen. Ulysses S. Grant: Well, I do have a certain political ambition after the war, if I survive. I mean to run for mayor of Galena, and if I win, I mean to have the sidewalk fixed up between my house and the depot.
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Go Tell It on the Mountain
Written by John Wesley Work Jr. (1860s)
Heard at White House party
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STOP CRITICIZING, IF ONLY FOR THE PERFORMANCES!!!
12 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

This is NOT "unbelievable garbage", as some other critics, here, would say.

I am tired of those who would compare books to the movies made from them. For God's sake, a movie is INTERPRATIVE!!! When you read "The Nutcracker Suite", do you criticize the very beautiful ballet because EVERY WORD of the original book is not adhered to?

The PERFORMANCE given by Mr. Waterston is enough to launch this vehicle into greatness. He is simply wonderful.

You can HAVE Mary Tyler Moore. But Waterston is astonishing. And he always IS.

If people insist on criticizing films because they don't "match" the book from which they are taken, I suggest that they do NOT call themselves "film lovers".

This theory has been argued for decades, but still, people do not understand.

It is IMPOSSIBLE to put every thought, every line from a book, into a film. Please get used to this.

Thanks so much. -Studiojudio


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