John Ford's fine direction distinguishes this highly fictionalized account of the early life of Abraham Lincoln. The film shows Lincoln (Henry Fonda) as he rises from a country boy born in a log cabin to a lawyer in Springfield, Illinois defending two young men unjustly accused of murder. The film, produced by Darryl F. Zanuck, received an Academy Award nomination for "Best Original Screenplay" for its screenwriter Lamar Trotti. Henry Fonda perhaps the most American of actors, is at his best playing Lincoln as the ...

Young Mr. Lincoln [Criterion Collection] [2 Discs] 2006, 20th Century Fox

UPC: 715515016728


Young Mr. Lincoln 1994, 20th Century Fox

UPC: 086162142031