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Young Mr Lincoln

  • Film

Time Out says

This first product of the Ford-Fonda partnership - reputedly a favourite not only of Ford but of Eisenstein too - today commands classic status. Composed of serio-comic scenes from small town life, heavy with a future perfect sense of Myth-in-the-making, it's riven by tensions between insignificance and monumentality (Fonda: 'For me it was like playing Jesus Christ') that explode in the histrionic splendour and 'excess' of the celebrated final sequence: Abe Lincoln setting out to scale unseen heights against the portentous gloom of a gathering storm.
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Release Details

  • Duration:101 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
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