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Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940) was a Biographical - Drama Film directed by John Cromwell and produced by Max Gordon.

Academy Awards 1940 --- Ceremony Number 13 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorRaymond MasseyNominated
Best CinematographyJames Wong HoweNominated
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Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940)

By Beatrice on Apr 12, 2014 From Flickers in Time

Abe Lincoln in Illinois Directed by John Cromwell Written by Robert E. Sherwood based on his play 1940/USA Max Gordon Plays & Pictures Corporation/RKO Radio Pictures First viewing/Streaming on Amazon Instant Video I love Raymond Massey’s portrayal of Lincoln. ?But does it make up for all... Read full article


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Mentor Graham: Well, Abe, there are always two occupations open to those who have failed at everything else: school teaching and politics.


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Herbert Rudley repeats his role from the original stage production.
The original Broadway production of "Abe Lincoln in Illinois " by Robert E. Sherwood opened on October 15, 1938 at the Plymouth Theater, ran for 472 performances and won the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 1939.
John Cromwell:  abolitionist John Brown. In his next film role, Santa Fe Trail, 'Raymond Massey' portrayed John Brown.
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