Abe Lincoln in Illinois
Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: February 12, 1940
DVD Release Date: March 23, 2009
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Steve Crum

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

Dennis Schwartz
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A serviceable biopic.

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Emanuel Levy

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
John Ballantine
This was Canadian Raymond Massey's big hit. He was known as the definitive Lincoln after this portrayal. I have to admit though that I really hate these… More