Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

To date, this D.W. Griffith epic is the only talking-picture effort to encapsulate the entire life of Abraham Lincoln, from cradle to grave. The script, credited to Stephen Vincent Benet, manages to include all the familiar high points, including Lincoln’s tragic romance with Ann Rutledge (Una Merkel, allegedly cast because of her resemblance to Griffith favorite Lillian Gish), his lawyer days in Illinois, his contentious marriage to Mary Todd (Kay Hammond), his heartbreaking decision to declare war upon the South, his pardoning of a condemned sentry during the Civil War, and his assassination at the hands of John Wilkes Booth (expansively portrayed by Ian Keith).

Genre: War, History, Drama

Actor: Walter Huston, Una Merkel, William L Thorne

Director: DW Griffith

Country: United States

Duration: 1h 36m min

Quality: HD

Release: 1930

IMDb: 0.5/10