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Lincoln becomes a lobbyist for the Illinois Central Railroad and then a regular attorney for that railroad.
1847-49 -- Lincoln proposes a bill for the gradual and compensated emancipation of slaves in the District of Columbia, but the bill is to take effect only with the approval of the "free white citizens" of the district.
Lincoln's criticisms of the war were unpopular n his home area and he was deeply frustrated with politics.
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 Young Mr. Lincoln - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lincoln is a 1939 film about the early life of President Abraham Lincoln, directed by John Ford and starring Henry Fonda, Alice Brady, and Richard Cromwell.
One scene, which was cut from the final product, featured a friendly meeting between Lincoln and his future assassin, John Wilkes Booth.
Ford and producer Darryl F. Zanuck fought for control of the film, to the point where Ford destroyed unwanted takes for fear the studio would use them in the movie.
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 Lincoln In Decatur
Lincoln attended the first session of court held there on May 8, 1830, as he was showing interest in the law and there was a case involving his cousin John.
Lincoln had lived in Macon County just a year, and although he never lived here again, he was found here often for court, to visit friends, and for political reasons.
Lincoln was next in Decatur on January 30, 1861, when he went through on his way to visit his stepmother and to stop at his father’s grave south of Charleston, Illinois.
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 Young Mr. Lincoln
Lincoln theorized that when Cass arrived at the brawl and saw that Scrubb was stabbed with the knife, Cass cut Scrubb through the heart and killed him while taking out the knife from Scrubb's body.
Lincoln was an old acquaintance with the Armstrong family and defended Armstrong for free.
Lincoln's performance in the festival games develops the characteristics of Lincoln, such as his strength in the log splitting competition, and his cunning in the tug-o-war.
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 Young Mr. Lincoln (1939 b 100')   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In the snow at her grave Lincoln says he aims to be a lawyer, and he begins in Springfield with John T. Stuart.
Lincoln is invited to a dance by Mary Todd, and she makes him dance with her.
Lincoln walks to a hill, and the Lincoln monument is shown.
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 Abraham Lincoln | 16th President of the United States
Lincoln is credited with saving the Union from disintegration and eliminating slavery in America.
Lincoln was elected President on November 6, 1860.
On the evening of April 14, 1865 Lincoln was assasinated as he watched a play at Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C. He was the first American President to be assasinated.
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 Amazon.ca: Video: Young Mr. Lincoln   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Lincoln is successful through a substantiated defense: due to a moonless night, the witness testifying against Lincoln's client couldn't have seen the murder committed.
Indeed, Lincoln's early success, as seen in the film and in histories of his early life, was based on the fact that Lincoln was part of this system, and, prior to the death of Anne Rutledge, a bit of a scalawag, himself.
Abraham Lincoln's life is highly unusual in itself, being self taught in a log cabin by candle light, becoming a lawyer and trying over a thousand cases in his life prior to becoming President and leading our country through the most difficult period of it's existence.
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 young-mr-lincoln   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Story of Abe as a young man and fledgling lawyer boasts powerful direction from Ford and wonderful performances from Fonda (as Lincoln, of course) and Brady (as the woman whose sons he defends).
Lincoln won no awards for 1939, the year in which John Ford's Stagecoach walked off with many.
Lincoln weaves Lincoln's youth, loss of Ann Rutledge, choice of law profession, and early cases into a mythic tapestry that resonates in our knowledge of the rest of the Lincoln history/legend.
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 MRC FilmFinder-Full Record: Young Mr. Lincoln
Lincoln is played by the young Henry Ford, one of several collaborations between the great director and actor.
The film covers Lincoln's early career as a lawyer, up to 1937 and the death of his beloved Nancy Hanks.
Ford's film is almost a Parson Weems like reinvention of Lincoln as a folk hero and legend and the young Fonda, lanky and awkward, is perfectly cast as the young backwoods sage.
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 Picturing Justice. Tricky Abe by John Denvir
In the movie, for instance, the mother of Lincoln's clients is required by the law to choose which of her two sons she will see executed.
Here he is on the weaker side of a "tug 'o war" at the fair; he cleverly rescues victory from defeat by hitching his side's end of the rope to a passing wagon heading in the opposite direction.
Of course, the central scene in the movie is Lincoln's famous cross-examination of a hostile witness in which he uses the Farmer's Almanac to show that moon was dark at the time the witness said its brightness allowed him to identify Lincoln's client.
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 Turner Classic Movies This Month Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Lincoln was the more successful of the two and is better known today even though Massey's performance as Lincoln is the one for which he will forever be remembered.
The play had special resonance in Depression-era America; Lincoln's determination to fight for the moral principles upon which the United States was founded felt urgent and timely.
Abe Lincoln in Illinois debuted in Washington, D.C. The night before the official premiere, Massey, Sherwood and their wives had dinner at the White House with President Franklin D. Roosevelt, followed by a special screening for the President.
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 Guardian Unlimited Film | Features | John Ford: Young Mr Lincoln
Young Mr Lincoln was about the early life of Abraham Lincoln, his love for Ann Rutledge, which ended tragically, his decision to become a lawyer and his first trial, in which he successfully defended two brothers on a murder charge.
The film is based upon the fact that everyone who watched it knew who Lincoln was and was designed to show that, even as a young man, there was greatness in him.
But Young Mr Lincoln's craftsmanship is what looks classic now, as does the potent quality of its myth-making, mixing with flawless skill the comedy of the Pie Judging and Tug of War contests in small-town America with the tension of Lincoln's speech from the prison steps to the Springfield lynch mob.
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 VH1.com : Movies : Movie : Young Mr. Lincoln : Review
Lincoln (1939) took such outrageous liberties with historical fact that its value as a portrait of the nation's sixteenth president remains questionable.
Lincoln was a masterpiece of cinema, showcasing a writer, director, and star at the top of their games.
Lincoln was a major inspiration for master Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein in the creation of his propagandistic classic, Ivan the Terrible (1944).
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 Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Lincoln marks the first film of the director/star collaboration of John Ford and Henry Fonda.
Lincoln is the way John Ford captures the mood and atmosphere and setting of a small Illinois prarie town in a Fourth of July celebration.
Lincoln will forever be a favorite subject of biographers and dramatists because of two reasons, I believe.
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 Lincoln actors
Lincoln.'' As did the Massey film, it concentrated on Lincoln's Illinois years, but Fonda's Lincoln was one of lassitude and melancholy.
He, too, was able to capture the rustic qualities of Lincoln; but he was only a minor character in the series and never had a chance to develop a full portrayal.
However, all I remember of Waterston's Lincoln is a wild head of hair, an irritating voice, and a performance which managed to be both studied and antic at the same time.
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 DVD Times - Young Mr Lincoln   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Less a biopic than a hagiopic, ‘Young Lincoln’ doesn’t have a lot in common with the actual early life of the 16th President of the United States.
Lincoln’ is the embodiment of America’s own idealised self-image; simultaneously wise and innocent, unsophisticated but intelligent, sentimental but holding within himself the capacity for violence if necessary.
This radical stance and his determination to translate into reality his vision of an America that was both equal and united, engendered four long years of bloody civil war and, ultimately, his assassination at the hands of a far-right bigot.
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 Young Mr. Lincoln Store Buy Sell young mr lincoln Shopping young mr lincoln   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
But the central focus of the action is Lincoln's law career, the climax of which is a successfully argued murder trial.
Fonda's physical resemblance to Lincoln is striking, and he embodies him in speech and manner as well; though much of the plot is no doubt fabrication, one feels that this is exactly how Lincoln really walked, gestured, and spoke.
The screenplay captures Lincoln's simple, straightforward moral values, and Fonda's moving speeches foreshadow his later "justice"-oriented parts (such as his Juror #8 in 12 ANGRY MEN; a certain detail of the climactic trial will also remind you of the later movie).
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 Kat's Film Reviews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
He is utterly believable no matter what part he plays, whether it's the young Abe Lincoln in this film, a juror trying to convince others of his point-of-view (in 12 Angry Men) or an old, crotchety coot (in On Golden Pond).
Lincoln isn't a tale of Lincoln as president, but of his life before he became president.
Watch how Lincoln interacts with the people on the steps of the jail and especially in the courtroom.
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 Amazon.com: Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940) : Video   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Lincoln rarely stands up to her in her critiscm of thier lifestyle, his clothes, etc., but when he does, it is extremely powerful.
Lincoln had forgotten the command to bring the line into file in order to pass through a gate.
I think I learned more about Mary Todd Lincoln than I did about her husband, and she was barely in the movie at all except at the very end.
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 Young Mr. Lincoln
Lincoln stages the trial of the Cass brothers as a frontier
Lincoln's 1838 speech is hardly an exposition on the rule of law.
In this sense, the intricate representational structure of Young Mr.
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In both Young Mr Lincoln and A Few Good Men, the inexperienced trial lawyers risk all by attempting to force a confession out of a mere witness whilst giving evidence and again resort to a series of 'showy' and ostentatious tricks.
Interestingly, this omnipotent notion of the lawyer is reflected in the mythical portrayal of Abraham Lincoln in the classic law film Young Mr Lincoln.
At times, this mythical Lincoln is portrayed as superhuman, seemingly a god with the power of life and death and marrying physical strength with cerebral agility.
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Lincoln John Ford’s films have always been famous for its mise-en-scene elements, especially lighting and framing, and Young Mr.
Abe Lincoln was known to be a very tall man to begin with, but Ford uses this put together with the upward camera angles to make him seem above everyone, and a great figure.
Always framed in situations that draw your eyes toward him and upward (door frames, windows, fence at end with boards pointed towards him, leaning against poles Second to end scene where he is congratulated by mary todd and mr.
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 DVD: Young Mr Lincoln [1939]
It became a case study of that cahiers-du-cinema notion that a particular director's films had an auteurist notion behind them - Ford given the same treatment Alfred Hitchcock was (Francois Truffaut changing the view of Hitch - the shift from entertainer to auteur).
Even the sometime caustic critic Pauline Kael described 'Young Mr Lincoln' as "one of John Ford's greatest films." Master Soviet-filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein ('The Battleship Potemkin', 'October')said of it, "Its source is a womb of popular and national spirit.
'Young Mr Lincoln' comes across as an old-fashioned entertainment, but also sits easily alongside the somewhat subversive nature of such films as 'I Was a Fugitive from a Chain Gang' & 'Sullivan's Travels' (the latter also reissued on DVD recently).
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 channel4.com/film - Young Mr Lincoln
In 1823 the young Mr Lincoln is working as a grocer in Illinois where he accepts a stash of legal text books from the cash-strapped Clay family in lieu of payment.
Lincoln repays the favour by defending brothers Adam (Quillan) and Matt (Cromwell) in court.
The film succeeds however, on the basis of Fonda's warm portrayal of Lincoln as the people's principled friend, and a nicely handled conclusion sees him striding, literally, off into history.
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 Film Diary
But one can argue that this is Ford's attempt to vindicate the overstuffed legend of Lincoln, to make everyone renew their belief in the impossible ideals he embodies, because these ideals, as ridiculous and impossible as they may seem, are still worth striving for.
but then you get the breathtaking moments of quiet with Lincoln looking out at the river, reflecting on his lost love, and he really becomes a three-dimensional human being, and an emotionally heartbreaking figure at that.
Lincoln does not so much carry out the laws of American civilization as translate them into an idiom that his countrymen can relate to, one that underscores certain moral imperatives and gets others to care deeply about them -- which is exactly what Michael Moore has done for our generation!
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 DVDBeaver.com - Review " Young Mr. Lincoln " Optimum Classics (Western Classics) - Region 2 - PAL
Eisenstein said, “Its source is a womb of popular and national spirit”, and as “Drums along the Mohawk”, “Young Mr.
Lincoln” continues with liberty and justice for all.
The film may be contrived, but this is a film coming straight from the heart of Ford, with a superb performance by Henry Fonda as Lincoln.
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 IGN: The Stax Report: Special Edition on Courtroom Dramas, Part II
Henry Fonda plays Abraham Lincoln as a young, hayseed lawyer long before he becomes the 16th President of the United States.
Lincoln defends the two young Clay brothers who are charged with murdering local ruffian "Scrub" White during a town fair.
The real Lincoln was quite an astute and successful attorney and not the rail-splitting redneck his legend has made him out to be.
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 04/19/00: YOUNG MR. LINCOLN & PEEPING TOM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
It was made in 1939 (the year of all the great movies), with a perfectly-cast Henry Fonda in the title role.
The central courtroom drama is fiction, but the script has an expert sense of the Lincoln legend.
It's about a young man who works on a movie camera crew and moonlights taking naughty photographs.
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 Young Mr. Lincoln photos page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Lincoln", a story based on an actual trial during Lincoln's days as a lawyer.
Fonda originally turned down the role but was persuaded to take it on by the film's director, John Ford.
Lincoln." The film became the first of a long list of fine films tht Fonda made with director John Ford.
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