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Young Mr. Lincoln

(DVD - 2006 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Young Mr. Lincoln
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In this unforgettable portrait of the early life of the Great Emancipator, young Mr. Lincoln, after teaching himself law, has barely started practicing when an Independence Day celebration ends with a stabbing. Abe first stops a lynch mob from killing brothers Matt and Adam Clay, and then defends them against a seasoned prosecutor and his crafty adviser. As presented here, Lincoln is a strong but peaceful frontier democrat, his quiet, awkward, folksy demeanor the outward manifestation of a deep humility, and a wise sadness at human folly. His awareness that his attempts to reconcile opposing forces--despite the occasional temporary victory--are doomed but necessary, hint at the character that will respond to the destiny that awaits him.
Title: Young Mr. Lincoln
[videorecording (DVD)]
Publisher: [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection ; [2006]
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (100 min.) :,sd., b&w ;,4 3/4 in. +,1 booklet ([36] p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Notes: Special features: Omnibus: John Ford, Part One [1992 BBC television profile of John Ford] (43 min.); Parkinson: "Meets Henry Fonda" [1975 BBC television interview] (49 min.); Dan Ford interviews [Audio only 1973-John Ford, 1978-Henry Fonda] (13 min.); Academy Award Theater [Radio adaptation, audio only, MP3 version available] (30 min.); Gallery [text feature]; booklet includes the essays "Hero In Waiting" by Geoffrey O'Brien and "Mr. Lincoln by Mr. Ford" by Sergei Eisenstein.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1939.
Contents: Candidate
Education
Stick
Damages
Parade
Contests
"Right in the heart"
Uprising
Comfort
Supper
River
"Like my folks"
Selection
Sixth commandment
Self-defense
Jack Cass
Witness
Bigger
Offer
"Moon bright"
Page 12
"The crowd's waiting"
Top of the hill.
Summary: In this unforgettable portrait of the early life of the Great Emancipator, young Mr. Lincoln, after teaching himself law, has barely started practicing when an Independence Day celebration ends with a stabbing. Abe first stops a lynch mob from killing brothers Matt and Adam Clay, and then defends them against a seasoned prosecutor and his crafty adviser. As presented here, Lincoln is a strong but peaceful frontier democrat, his quiet, awkward, folksy demeanor the outward manifestation of a deep humility, and a wise sadness at human folly. His awareness that his attempts to reconcile opposing forces--despite the occasional temporary victory--are doomed but necessary, hint at the character that will respond to the destiny that awaits him.
Audience: Not rated.
ISBN: 1559409657
9781559409650
Statement of Responsibility: 20th Century Fox ; Twentieth Century Fox presents Darryl F. Zanuck's production of ; 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, Eddie Collins, Pauline Moore, Richard Cromwell, Donald Meek, Judith Dickens, Eddie Quillan, Spencer Charters, Ward Bond.
System Details: DVD, Region 1, Dolby Digital mono, original presentation aspect ratio, 1.33:1, high-definition digital transfer, with restored image and sound.
Other Language: In English with optional English subtitles.
Subject Headings: Presidents United States Drama. Politicians United States Drama. Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 Psychology. Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 Drama.
Genre/Form: Feature films.
Historical films.
Biographical films.
Topical Term: Presidents
Politicians
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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