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Young Mr. Lincoln

John Ford

 
Young Mr. Lincoln (Criterion DVD)

DVD

2 Discs

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  • United States
  • 1939
  • 100 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • English
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  • Spine #320

Few historical figures are as revered as Abraham Lincoln, and few director-star pairings embody classic American cinema as perfectly as that of John Ford and Henry Fonda. In Young Mr. Lincoln, their first collaboration, Fonda gives one of the finest performances of his career, as the young president-to-be, struggling with an incendiary murder case as a novice lawyer. Compassionate and assured, this is an indelible piece of Americana.

Cast

Abraham LincolnHenry Fonda
Abagail Clay Alice Brady
Mary Todd Marjorie Weaver
Hannah ClayArleen Whelan
EfeEddie Collins
Ann Rutledge Pauline Moore
J. Palmer Cass Ward Bond

Credits

DirectorJohn Ford
ProducerDarryl F. Zanuck
Associate producerKenneth Macgowan
ScreenplayLamar Trotti
CinematographyBert Glennon and Arthur Miller
MusicAlfred Newman

Disc Features

SPECIAL EDITION DOUBLE-DISC SET:

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer
  • A profile of John Ford’s early career and a talk show episode featuring Henry Fonda, both from the BBC
  • Archival audio interviews with Ford and Fonda, conducted by the filmmaker’s grandson Dan Ford
  • Academy Award Theater radio dramatization of Young Mr. Lincoln, downloadable as an MP3 file
  • Gallery of production documents
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: A 28-page booklet featuring critic Geoffrey O’Brien and an homage to Ford by Sergei Eisenstein

    New cover by F. Ron Miller

Film Essays

Young Mr. Lincoln: Hero in Waiting

By Geoffrey O’BrienFebruary 13, 2006

In Young Mr. Lincoln, John Ford achieves the perfection of his art. Never were his matter and . . . Read more »

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Film Essays

Young Mr. Lincoln: Hero in Waiting

By Geoffrey O’BrienFebruary 13, 2006

In Young Mr. Lincoln, John Ford achieves the perfection of his art. Never were his matter and . . . Read more »