Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)
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In this dramatized account of his early law career in Illinois, Abraham Lincoln (Henry Fonda) is born into a modest log cabin, where he is encouraged by his first love, Ann Rutledge (Pauline Moore), to pursue law. Following her tragic death, Lincoln establishes a law practice in Springfield, where he meets a young Mary Todd (Marjorie Weaver). Lincoln's law skills are put to the test when he takes on the difficult task of defending two brothers who have been accused of murder.

Directed by John Ford. Written by Lamar Trotti. Music by Alfred Newman. Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck for 20th Century Fox.

100% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

Currently streaming in the US on Tubi and The Roku Channel. JustWatch listing.
posted by DirtyOldTown (1 comment total)
The Criterion website has a fantastic essay about this movie by Geoffrey O'Brien.
posted by Gerald Bostock at 12:13 AM on February 1

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