Young Mr. Lincoln

Young Mr. Lincoln
Young Mr. Lincoln
  • NR
  • 1h 40m
  • 1939
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Henry Fonda's great stamp on the Lincoln character, directed by John Ford and featuring ten years in the President's life.

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Entertainment Weekly
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June 21, 2017
Time Out
Fresh

This first product of the Ford-Fonda partnership -- reputedly a favourite not only of Ford but of...

June 21, 2017
Hollywood Reporter
Douglas Pratt
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Fonda's physical presence throughout the film is a thing of magic, as he seems to glide from one p...

June 21, 2017
New York Times
Frank S. Nugent
Fresh

Henry Fonda's characterization is one of those once-in-a-blue-moon things: a crossroads meeting of...

June 17, 2017
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Outstanding, inspirational story of Honest Abe's early days.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Young Mr. Lincoln -- a 1939 classic directed by John Ford -- has some violence, centered around a murder, as well as some talk of "hanging," some arguing and threats, and images of an angry mob. Rather than a bloated, boring biopic, this one shows the future American president only as a young man, trying to find his way in life, and Henry Fonda portrays Lincoln as a thoughtful, kind, canny, and funny fellow, with the tiniest hint of a mean streak whenever faced with hypocrisy or unfairness. Minor characters are seen drinking to excess.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:May 30, 1939
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    Stereo
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