Young Mr. Lincoln Overview:

Young Mr. Lincoln (1939) was a Black-and-white - Drama Film directed by John Ford and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck and Kenneth Macgowan.

Young Mr. Lincoln was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2003.

Academy Awards 1939 --- Ceremony Number 12 (source: AMPAS)

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Best WritingLamar TrottiNominated
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New on Blu-ray and DVD: Young Mr. Lincoln and More

By Amanda Garrett on Jan 13, 2018 From Old Hollywood Films

The new year brought a bumper crop of classic movies on Blu-ray and DVD. The list includes director John Ford's classic Young Mr. Lincoln (1939) starring Henry Fonda. 2018 has brought six old Hollywood films to DVD and Blu-ray that include one of director John Ford's best, an early Technicolor ... Read full article


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Final film of Alice Brady.
The trial of William "Duff" Armstrong, on which the fictionalized defense of Matt and Adam Clay shown in this movie is based, actually took place in 1858, when Lincoln was a successful railroad attorney and soon to be a nominee for the Senate. The other person accused of murder had been convicted in a separate trial several months earlier.
John Ford and producer Darryl F. Zanuck fought an extended battle over control of the film. Ford even had unused takes of the film destroyed so the studio could not insert them into the movie. One scene that Ford insisted on cutting was a scene where Lincoln met his future assassin, a very young John Wilkes Booth.
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Young Mr. Lincoln

Released 1939
Inducted 2003
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