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|Abe Lincoln in Illinois 1940 N/R, 110 min.|
Director: John Cromwell
Cast: Raymond Massey, Ruth Gordon, Gene Lockhart, Mary Howard, Howard Da Silva, Dorothy Tree, Harvey Stephens, Minor Watson, Alan Baxter, Elisabeth Risdon, Aldrich Bowker, Maurice Murphy, Louis Jean Heydt, Clem Bevans
Based on Robert E. Sherwood's Pulitzer Prize winning play, this is a classic film about the 16th President, covering his childhood through election to the Presidency. Along with Lincoln's professional life, highlighted by his debates with Stephen Douglas (Gene Lockhart), his personal life, including the doomed courtship of Ann Rutledge (Mary Howard) and later marriage to Mary Todd (Ruth Gordon in her screen debut) are also part of the story.
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