The story of court-martialed Union soldier William Scott, who is slated for execution for sleeping on duty after he was sent for by Abraham Lincoln.
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The final scene of the telecast is almost completely rewritten from the original play. See more
In the opening scene, Abraham Lincoln is shown wearing a beard when two men approach him and ask him to run for the Republican nomination as President. Lincoln was actually clean-shaven throughout his Presidential campaign; he grew the famous beard between his election and his inauguration. See more
Version of Abraham Lincoln
A Lincoln Portrait
Music by Aaron Copland See more