About

In this dramatized account of his early law career in Illinois, Abraham Lincoln is born into a modest log cabin, where he is encouraged by his first love, Ann Rutledge, to pursue law. Following her tragic death, Lincoln establishes a law practice in Springfield, where he meets a young Mary Todd. Lincoln's law skills are put to the test when he takes on the difficult task of defending two brothers...

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Directed by

John Ford

Written by

Lamar Trotti (Writer)

Runtime

100 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

The story of Abraham Lincoln that has NEVER been told!

Cast

Keywords

19th century black and white lawyer abraham lincoln springfield illinois

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Lists

#642 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Original Story