Abe Lincoln in Illinois

Abe Lincoln in Illinois
Abe Lincoln in Illinois
  • UR
  • 1h 49m
  • 1940
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One man stands tall, destined to guide a fractured United States through its greatest crisis. In this riveting adaptation of Robert Sherwood's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, follow the life of a young Abe Lincoln in Illinois. Working as a woodsman taming the Western frontier, young Lincoln (Raymond Massey) falls in love with Ann Rutledge (Mary Howard) but weds the mercurial Mary Todd (Ruth Gordon). As he develops a law practice, Lincoln is drawn to politics--and the seminal debates with Stephen Douglas (Gene Lockhart)--as the struggle to end slavery in America threatens to erupt into war.
Abe Lincoln in Illinois © 1940 RKO Pictures, Inc. Package Design © 2009 Turner Entertainment Co. and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Steve Crum

Fine characterization of Lincoln by Raymond Massey with strong period look and feel.

June 21, 2017
Michael Szymanski

June 21, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:February 12, 1940
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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