Abe lincoln in illinois full movie movies anywhere. Robert redford takes on lincoln assassination movie. Abe lincoln in illinois 1940 the movie database tmdb. Lincoln is most famous for leading the country during the american civil war. It also focuses on lincolns grief over the death of his presumed first love, ann rutledge. In 1831, abraham lincoln raymond massey leaves his family to become a clerk in a store in new salem, illinois where he falls in love with local beauty ann rutledge mary howard, even though she is already engaged. Humble abraham lincoln gains the respect of his illinois neighbors, growing in stature and respect until he is elected president in 1860 and departs for washington.
Available from uk the double oscar nominated abe lincoln in illinois portrays the story of abraham lincoln, from his early. The union dispatches lieutenant burke to look into things, and he discovers that. Abraham lincoln, letter to john stuart january 23, 1841 lincoln the ugly brute, the unsophisticated rube, the perpetual outsider, the stoic visionary, but mostly lincoln the lonely, haunted soul, pacing the cavernous white house halls in his pajamas. Abraham lincoln was white and even showed hatred for blacks, it.
Lincoln never knew about the messages he carried in his watch. The film is static, stilted, and moves at a snails pace. While traveling to new orleans to deliver several pigs he raised with his father, abe meets ann rutledge ruth gordon in the sleepy hamlet of new salem, illinois. While traveling to new orleans to deliver several pigs he raised with his father, abe meets ann rutledge ruth gordon in the sleepy hamlet of new salem. Approved 10min short 1 july 1940 usa the story of abraham lincolns 30year struggle of persistencethroughfailure is told to an unemployed 50 year old man. Unfortunately, lincoln was assassinated shortly after the war ended. In the early 1830s, a youthful abraham lincoln raymond massey departs his home in kentucky to study law and make a name for himself. If not, or if the trailer and concept of a revenge seeking, vampirekilling abraham lincoln doesnt put a smile on your face, go ahead and skip. One more plug, not directly related to the particular content of this movie but tremendously illuminating about lincolns mind and soul. Unfortunately, for whatever reasons, griffith couldnt maintain his success record, and, by the time he made his first alltalking film, abraham lincoln, he was in the midst of a major slump that he just couldnt pull out of. Lincoln focused on one specific time period of lincolns life, this movie does a good job of bringing in a good collection of many times in lincolns life and career.
But above all, unfortunately, both the movie and masseys portrayal depict lincoln as a stern,depressed, rather forbidding person above right. Daniel daylewis, playing abraham lincoln in steven spielbergs new movie lincoln, asked this question. With raymond massey, gene lockhart, ruth gordon, mary howard. Raymond massey plays abe lincoln in this moving adaptation of robert sherwoods pulitzer prizewinning play. In advance of spielbergs lincoln movie, historynet presents six other portrayals of abraham lincoln in film and television. In the uk, the film is known by the alternate title spirit of the people. Abe lincoln in illinois 1940 movie theaters moviefone. Ron best, a retired farmer in the central illinois city of charleston, is selling his familys 590acre. After hearing from jonathan dillons greatgreatgrandson, the museum removed the dial on march 10, 2009, to reveal the watchmakers declarations. Abe lincoln in illinois 1940 stream and watch online.
The emancipation proclamation did not immediately result in any slaves being freed, because the confederacy was not under federal government control, but stated that all slaves in the southern states would be free once the war was over. The tall target the tall target traveling by train to washington d. If you love a good bad action movie, youll love it. Abe lincoln in illinois 1940 humble abraham lincoln gains the respect of his illinois neighbors, growing in stature and respect until he is elected president in 1860 and departs for washington. Sherwood from sherwoods pulitzer prizewinning play of the same name.
Gift of lincoln isham, greatgrandson of abraham lincoln, 1958. Full text and audio mp3 of movie abe lincoln in illinois lincoln douglas debate american rhetoric. Although abe lincoln in illinois 1940, based on a pulitzer prizewinning play by. This film mostly covers abraham lincoln starting from his early love history but not told but in.
Sherwoods 1939 pulitzer prizewinning play, yet slightly inferior to the previous years young mr. You can find more information regarding this film on its imdb page. Abe lincoln in illinois 1940 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Abe lincoln in illinois 1940 i think that abraham lincoln looked too old at the start of the film. The movie follows abraham lincoln raymond massey from his early days in kentucky up until his election as president. Abraham lincoln defends a black boy named william johnson. Theres reportedly been much interest in lincolns life story around hollywood even steven spielberg is attached to direct a biopic. An historically accurate and realistic portrayal of abraham lincolns raymond massey, reprising his 1938. The film stars raymond massey and howard da silva, who reprised their roles from the origi. The guys over at risky business blog are reporting that robert redford is going to be directing a movie based on mary surratt, the alleged conspirator of john wilkes booth, the man who assassinated president abraham lincoln. Theatrical trailer for the 1940 historical biography abe lincoln in illinois starring raymond massey best actor oscar nominee and ruth. A plot of illinois farmland once owned by president abraham lincoln is heading to auction. Abraham lincolns attempt to kill jack barts backfires when he discovers that he is a.
This film was first telecast on new york citys pioneer television station w2xbs on thursday 24 august 1939, and rebroadcast saturday 10 february 1940. Audio mp3 of address delivered by raymond massey and gene lockhart. Abraham lincolns watch, around 1858 national museum of. Forever damned as one of the 50 worst movies of all time by those well respected critics sarcasm the medved brothers, abraham lincoln is by all means not the worst movie ive ever seen, heck, i really wouldnt call it bad, it just a bit slow and has some hooty moments, but otherwise might serve as a nice early representation of a president on film. Willkie pictured as the republican presidential nominee placed a wreath before the cenotaph of the tomb of abraham lincoln. Abe lincoln in illinois depicts the life of a man considered by many to be one of the worlds greatest human beings. That abraham lincoln quote sums up the quiet, thoughtful dignity that actors have tried to portray on film for several generations now. Purchase abe lincoln in illinois on digital and stream instantly or download offline. The movie seems to hit all the big points of lincolns life before becoming president and even focusing on a few events and characters that are lesser known.
The audio information from the video is included in the text below. Lincoln will focus on the presidents fight to get the th amendment through a reluctant congress. Abraham lincoln starring walter huston, helen freeman, ian keith 1930 black and white 97 minutes not rated. She then returned to the stage and did not appear in another movie for 22 years. Find info by keywords for abe lincoln in illinois, 1940, directed by john cromwell, with raymond massey, gene lockhart, ruth gordon, belongs at turner classic movies. Movie speech abe lincoln in illinois 1940 lincolndouglas debate. Abe lincoln in illinois is a 1940 biographical film which tells the story of the life of abraham lincoln from his departure from kentucky until his election as president of the united states. The inscription remained hidden behind the dial for over a century.
Abe lincoln in illinois is a 1940 biographical film that depicts the life of abraham lincoln from his departure from kentucky until his election as president of the united states. Abe lincoln in illinois 1940 was based on the pulitzer prizewinning play by. What is the name of the 1950s film where abraham lincoln. The long speech by us senate illinois candidate stephen douglas gene lockhart during the famed lincolndouglas debates in 1858, held outdoors on a raised wooden platform. Abe lincoln in illinois movie directed by john cromwell. A vampire named jack barts causes the death of his mother, nancy lincoln. Abraham lincoln, historys greatest hunter of the undead, must risk the presidency, his family and his life to protect america from. Raymond massey in abe lincoln in illinois raymond massey received his only oscar nomination for portraying abraham lincoln in abe lincoln in illinois. His leadership in the north helped the country to remain strong and defeat the south keeping the country united.
Abe lincoln in illinois film by cromwell 1940 britannica. Gene lockhart, raymond massey, ruth gordon, john cromwell. The new abraham lincoln movie from steven spielberg will be hitting theaters before the end of 2012. It takes the viewer from lincolns younger days, perhaps when he was nearing twenty, until he leaves illinois for washington. It stars walter huston as lincoln and una merkel, in her second speaking role, as ann rutledge. President lincoln mounts a wooden platform on the battlefield at gettysburg to deliver the most famous address in american history. Griffiths abraham lincoln, is a 1930 precode american biographical film about abraham lincoln directed by d. The stamp pictures a statue of abraham lincoln, who issued his emancipation proclamation on january 1, 1863. Abe lincoln is a standard 40s biography film about lincolns early life to his success as a. Abe lincoln in illinois 1940 in the early 1830s, a youthful abraham lincoln raymond massey departs his home in kentucky to study law and make a name for himself. Abe lincoln in illinois gives some prominence to the fraught relationship between lincoln and his wife mary todd, above left. Abe lincoln in illinois is a 1940 biographical film that depicts the life of abraham lincoln from. Lincoln at the movies the chronicle of higher education. A biography of the beloved united states president by d.1465 1189 1046 428 138 110 632 467 993 1135 326 20 274 42 710 1268 112 199 1233 285 1209 220 1371 1367 833 655 152 129 969 301 548 572 384 694 886 1508 898 1185 85 750 847 1204 1178 384