Abe Lincoln in Illinois
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Abe Lincoln in Illinois
Raymond Massey plays Abe Lincoln in this moving adaptation of Robert Sherwood's Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Expanded a bit for cinematic purposes, the film traces Lincoln's progress from his days of scrambling for a living as a woodsman, to his courtship of the tragic Ann Rutledge (Mary Howard) and then the mercurial Mary Todd (Ruth Gordon), to the formative years of his law practice, to his debates with Stephen Douglas (Gene Lockhart), and finally to his election as President of the soon-to-be-divided United States in 1860. Latter-day critics have complained about Massey's… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

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"Fine characterization of Lincoln by Raymond Massey with strong period look and feel."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"A serviceable biopic."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"John Cromwell's historically inaccurate biopic, which is inferior to Ford's Young Mr. Lincoln, was nonetheless nominated for two Oscars: Raymond Massey and cinematography."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
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