Young Mr. Lincoln

(DVD - 2006)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Young Mr. Lincoln
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Classic biographical telling of the life of Abraham Lincoln, from his youth to his death.
Title: Young Mr. Lincoln
Publisher: Irvington, NY : Criterion Collection ; Chatsworth, CA : Distributed by Image Entertainment, [2006]
Edition: Special ed
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 100 min.) :,sd., b&w ;,4 3/4 in
Notes: Special features: New, restored high-definition digital transfer; a 1975 episode of the BBC talk show "Parkinson", featuring Henry Fonda; archival audio interviews with director John Ford and star Henry Fonda; "Academy Award Theater" radio dramatization of 'Young Mr. Lincoln', downloadable as an MP3 file; gallery of archival documents and publicity material; a new essay by film critic Geoffrey O'Brien
Originally released as a motion picture in 1939
Summary: Classic biographical telling of the life of Abraham Lincoln, from his youth to his death.
Audience: MPAA rating Not rated
ISBN: 9781559409650
Statement of Responsibility: 20th Century Fox presents Darryl F. Zanuck's production ; a Cosmopolitan production ; directed by John Ford ; original screen play by Lamar Trotti
Credits: Photography, Bert Glennon; film editor, Walter Thompson; music, Alfred Newman.
Performers: Henry Fonda, Alice Brady, Marjorie Weaver, Arleen Whelan.
System Details: DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono
Other Language: Closed-captioned
Subject Headings: DVD-Video discs Feature films Politicians United States Drama Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 Drama
Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Biographical films
Topical Term: DVD-Video discs
Feature films
Publisher No: CC1617D
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May 25, 2014
  • garycornell rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Young Mr. Lincoln affords one to see Henry Fonda is one of his most famous roles as Lincoln. The Great Film Director John Ford directed the film and pulled together a wonderful cast. The script is topnotch and a movie that is perfect for the whole family. Probably one of top ten films of John Ford and an American Film Treasure!

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A humble, earthy bio-drama from John Ford, starring Henry Fonda (who I felt was spot-on as a choice for the role) with a surprisingly decent fake nose for '39, and a young Ward Bond as the hooligan Jack Cass (priceless). A really sweet classic. (Bonus disc's BBC pre-war biopic of Ford and talk show interview with Fonda is superb; it nearly eclipses the feature. Invaluable for any admirer of these icons.)

May 27, 2012
  • fictionrules rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Movie filmed in 1939. Henry Fonda is a young pre-president Lincoln. A good job at bringing the personality and well known character of Abe to the screen. A lot of annoying background music. But for anyone interested in who he was prior to being president and while a young and very passionate lawyer, this is a great movie. Very nostalgic to watch a movie from so long ago. The pace is completely different from all that we now experience in movies.


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Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Abe Lincoln (cross-examining J. Palmer Cass): "...Your name's 'J. Palmer Cass.' " John Palmer Cass: "Yeah." Abe Lincoln: "What's the 'J' stand for?" John Palmer Cass: "John." Abe Lincoln: "Anybody ever call ya Jack?" John Palmer Cass: "Yeah." Abe Lincoln: "Why 'J. Palmer Cass?' Why not 'John P. Cass'?" John Palmer Cass: "Well, I..." Abe Lincoln: "Has 'J. Palmer Cass' anything to conceal?" John Palmer Cass: "No!" Abe Lincoln: "Then whattya part your name in the middle for?" John Palmer Cass: "I got a right to call myself anything I please... long as it's my own name!" Abe Lincoln: "Well... if it's all the same to you, I'll just call ya Jack Cass." (crowd roars)


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