"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie onApril 22, 1940 with Raymond Massey reprising his film role.
"Theater Guild on the Air" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on February 9, 1947 with Raymond Massey reprising his film role.
Herbert Rudley repeats his role from the original stage production.
Raymond Massey and Howard Da Silva repeat their roles from the original Broadway production in this film.
After his success playing Lincoln in the film and on Broadway, Raymond Massey began to assume the character in real life. He often appeared at social gatherings dressed in Lincoln-esque attire, assuming a Lincoln-like manner and speech. His friend, the playwright George S. Kaufman, observed, "Massey won't be satisfied until someone assassinates him."
Based on Robert E. Sherwood's Pulitzer Prize-winning play.
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.