John Ford's fine direction distinguishes this highly fictionalized account of the early life of Abraham Lincoln. The film shows Lincoln (Henry Fonda) as he rises from a country boy born in a log cabin to a lawyer in Springfield, Illinois defending two young men unjustly accused of murder. The film, produced by Darryl F. Zanuck, received an Academy Award nomination for "Best Original Screenplay" for its screenwriter Lamar Trotti. Henry Fonda perhaps the most American of actors, is at his best playing Lincoln as the quintessential, compassionate American hero.
Disc One: The Film - ; New, restored high-definition digital transfer; Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing; ; Disc Two: The Supplements - ; A profile of John Ford's early career and a talk Show episode featuring Henry Fonda, both from the BBC; Archival audio interviews with Ford and Fonda, conducted by the filmmaker's grandson Dan Ford; Academy Award Theater radio dramatization of Young Mr. Lincoln, downloadable as an MP3 file; Gallery of production documents; Plus: a 28-page booklet featuring critic Geoffrey O'Brien and an homage to Ford by Sergei Eisenstein
Disc #1 -- Young Mr. Lincoln Play the Movie Chapters Disc #2 -- Young Mr. Lincoln Omnibus: John Ford, Part One Play Index Parkinson: "Meets Henry Fonda" Play Index Dan Ford Interviews Play John Ford Play Henry Fonda Academy Award Theater Play MP3 Version About Academy Award Theater Gallery
Young Mr. Lincoln 4.5 out of 5based on
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Most enjoyable. Re-enforces Abe myths
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Mr.Abraham Lincoln remains the greatest American who ever lived!Young Mr..Lincoln illustrates the true genius of this great man who rose from the depths pf poverty to the leader of the free world.I have seen this movie many times and it is only second to Abe Lincoln in Illinois.Buy this DVD! It is great!
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