Abraham Lincoln on Screen: Fictional and Documentary by Mark S. Reinhart

By Mark S. Reinhart

President Lincoln is the main usually portrayed American old determine within the heritage of the movie and tv arts, having been featured in approximately three hundred productions because the beginning of the movie medium. during this paintings, entries hide every one movie, documentary and tv portrayal of Lincoln, supplying crucial solid, creation and unlock details, and a dialogue of every work's ancient accuracy and inventive advantages. This up to date version presents statement on all new movies produced in recent times, in addition to dozens of prior motion pictures, resembling The contention, Abraham Lincoln (1924) and Lincoln (1929), that weren't coated within the unique version.

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The part of Lincoln is played by Allen Williams, a handsome young actor with chiseled features and the physique of a football player — in other words, someone who looks nothing at all like Lincoln. The twin perils of Williams’ ridiculous portrayal and the program’s preachy, trite screenplay make Abe Lincoln — Freedom Fighter almost unwatchable. This is hardly surprising, considering it was produced by the same company that was responsible for inflicting the dreadful Lincolnrelated films Guardian of the Wilderness and The Lincoln Conspiracy on the public several years earlier.

Edwards), Charles Crockett (Sheriff ), Jason Robards, Sr. (Herndon), Gordon Thorpe (Tad Lincoln), James Bradbury, Sr. (Gen Scott), Cameron Prudhomme ( John Hay), Jimmy Eagles (Young Soldier). Producer: Joseph M. Schenck. W. Griffith. W. Griffith). Photography: Karl Struss. Music: Hugo Reisenfeld. , James Smith, Hal C. Kern. Set Decorator: William 32 Abraham Lincoln (1930) Cameron Menzies. Art Directors: William Cameron Menzies, Park French. Costume Designer: Walter J. Israel. Studio: United Artists.

Photography: James Wong Howe. Editor: George Hively. Set Decoration: Casey Roberts. Music: Roy Webb. Studio: RKO Radio Pictures. Length: 110 minutes. C. after being elected president. The film depicts many of the important events that shaped Lincoln during these years such as his military service during the Black Hawk War, his anguish over the death of Anne Rutledge, his marriage to Mary Todd, and his 1858 Senate race against Stephen A. Douglas. Abe Lincoln in Illinois, along with the previous year’s Young Mr.

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