Young Mr. Lincoln

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

Release details

Release date: Friday June 9 1939
Duration: 100 mins

Cast and crew

Director: John Ford
Screenwriter: Lamar Trotti
Cast: Henry Fonda
Alice Brady
Marjorie Weaver
Arleen Whelan
Richard Cromwell
Ward Bond
Donald Meek
Eddie Quillan
Milburn Stone
Francis Ford
Pauline Moore