Abe Lincoln in Illinois

Abe Lincoln in Illinois

DVD - 2009
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Views Lincoln's life, from his early days as a young woodsman to his election to the presidency in 1860. Includes his first love with Ann Rutledge, his marriage to Mary Todd, his early law practice, and his debates with Stephen Douglas.


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Dec 14, 2017

This is a good intro to pre-White House Lincoln. It is interesting to see 1940's Hollywood make a film discussing equality for slaves when in 1940 Hollywood itself edid not believe in equality for African-Americans. And even in the 21st century, Hollywood did not treat African-Americans equally as shown by the fact that for two years in a row, not one African-American was nominated for the Oscar acting categories (0 out of 40 nominations). Raymond Massey received an Oscar nomination for best actor. In 11 years, Howard da Silva, who plays the ruffian, would be Black listed and prohibited from appearing in Hollywood films.

Jul 07, 2014

Able Lincoln in Illinois should not be compared with the other "Lincoln" movies. They don't all cover the same time in history and they all have their own strengths. The muscle here comes from a strong performance by Raymond Massey as Lincoln. We see Lincoln as a strong man who could really deliver a speech. He was a great politician and a great family man on top of it. You won't be disappointed with "Abe Lincoln in Illinois".

aaa5756 Jun 16, 2011

A++ for Abe Lincoln____C- for this DVD


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