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Abe Lincoln in Illinois (12-Feb-1940)

Director: John Cromwell

Writers: Robert E. Sherwood; Grover Jones

From novel: Abe Lincoln in Illinois by Robert E. Sherwood

Musical Score by: Roy Webb

Producer: Max Gordon

Keywords: Drama, POTUS

Biography of Abraham Lincoln as a young man in 1831 until he is elected U.S. President in the 1860 election. Raymond Massey played the role of Lincoln in the stage play; though he died before this film was made, Robert Todd Lincoln even remarked that Massey's voice was quite like his father's. Received Oscar nominations for Best Actor and Best Cinematography.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Alan Baxter
Actor
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Clem Bevans
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Andy Clyde
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Roger Imhof
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Gene Lockhart
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CAST

Raymond Massey   ...   Abe Lincoln
Gene Lockhart   ...   Stephen Douglas
Ruth Gordon   ...   Mary Todd Lincoln
Mary Howard   ...   Ann Rutledge
Minor Watson   ...   Joshua Speed
Alan Baxter   ...   Billy Herndon
Harvey Stephens   ...   Ninian Edwards
Howard Da Silva   ...   Jack Armstrong
Dorothy Tree   ...   Elizabeth Edwards
Aldrich Bowker   ...   Judge Bowling Green
Maurice Murphy   ...   John McNeil
Louis Jean Heydt   ...   Mentor Graham
Clem Bevans   ...   Ben Mattingly
Harlan Briggs   ...   Denton Offut
Herbert Rudley   ...   Seth Gale
Andy Clyde   ...   Stage Driver
Roger Imhof   ...   Mr. Crimmin
Edmund Elton   ...   Mr. Rutledge
Leona Roberts   ...   Mrs. Rutledge
Florence Roberts   ...   Mrs. Bowling Green
George Rosener   ...   Dr. Chandler
Trevor Bardette   ...   John Hanks
Syd Saylor   ...   John Johnston
Elisabeth Risdon   ...   Sarah Lincoln
Charles Middleton   ...   Tom Lincoln
Alec Craig   ...   Trem Cogdall

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