By Mark S. Reinhart
President Lincoln is the main usually portrayed American old determine within the background 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 disguise each one movie, documentary and tv portrayal of Lincoln, offering crucial solid, construction and unlock info, and a dialogue of every work's historic accuracy and inventive advantages. This up to date variation offers remark on all new movies produced lately, in addition to dozens of prior motion pictures, comparable to The contention, Abraham Lincoln (1924) and Lincoln (1929), that weren't lined within the unique variation.
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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. Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940) Lincoln: Raymond Massey. Other Cast: Gene Lockhart (Stephen Douglas), Ruth Gordon (Mary Todd Lincoln), Mary Howard (Ann Rutledge), Dorothy Tree (Elizabeth Edwards), Harvey Stephens (Ninian Edwards), Minor Watson ( Joshua Speed), Alan Baxter (Billy Herndon), Howard da Silva ( Jack Armstrong), Maurice Murphy ( John McNeil), Clem Bevans (Ben Battling), Herbert Rudley (Seth Gale), Roger Imhof (Mr.
S. Senate. As Lincoln writes, he thinks back over his moderate anti-slavery opinions that he expressed during the debates, and how these opinions gave way to a belief that slavery was an evil that needed to be immediately ended. He then thinks about how this belief led him to issue the Emancipation Proclamation in late 1862. Lincoln’s reminiscences are interrupted by a White House guard, who informs him that a crowd has gathered outside the White House, and they 37 might turn into an unruly mob if they do not hear from Lincoln himself that the war is at an end.
Other Cast: Walker Edmiston (Mark Twain), Brock Peters (Henry), Andrew Prine, Charles Bloom, Michael Bennett, David Chambers, William Kezele, Chay LeSeur, Beverly Rowland, Oscar Rowland, Michael Rudd. Executive Producer: Charles E. Sellier, Jr. Director: Jack B. Hively. Story: Tom Chapman. Teleplay: Malvin Wald, Jack Jacobs. Photography: Stephen W. Gray. Music Theme: Bob Summers. Music: Andrew Belling. Editor: Trevor Jolly. Production Designer: Paul Staheli. Makeup: Dennis Marsh. Executive in Charge of Production: James L.