Abe Lincoln in Illinois

Abe Lincoln in Illinois


(1940, Dir. John Cromwell)

Director Cromwell and star Raymond Massey show Lincoln as a national underdog, a lovable but reluctant leader who succeeds by staying true to his roots and ethics. Since I’m not a historical scholar, I’m uncertain of its accuracy, but it remains a rallying call to follow one’s destiny, regardless of meager upbringing or personal tragedy.



Posted on July 24, 2006, in Film log. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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