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Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940)

Region: 0
UPC/Barcode: 5060082518386
Released: 28th January 2013
Release type: Retail / Rental
No. of Discs: 1
Catalogue No: ODNF402
Category: Feature, Drama
Format: DVD / Normal
Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940) (Retail / Rental)

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Film information

Based on: The play by Robert E. Sherwood

Story: Biopic tracing the life of American president Abraham Lincoln from his time as a young man in Kentucky to the election win that saw him move to Washington as the country's new leader. Soon after leaving his home in Kentucky, Abe (Raymond Massey) finds himself in New Salem, Illinois, and decides to reside in the town. He soon becomes involved in politics and is elected to the State Assembly but, lacking motivation, he later goes off to study law instead. When he meets and becomes involved with the ambitious Mary Todd (Ruth Gordon), however, she brings out in him the drive he needs to continue in the political world.

Starring: Raymond Massey, Ruth Gordon, Gene Lockhart, Mary Howard, Minor Watson, Alan Baxter

Cinematographer: James Wong Howe

Directed by: John Cromwell

Music by: Roy Webb

Produced by: Max Gordon

Written by: Robert E. Sherwood, Grover Jones

DVD information

Studio/distributor: Screenbound Pictures Limited

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