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  • Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940)
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    110 min | Biography, Drama, History
Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940)
Approved
110 min | Biography, Drama, History

Humble Abraham Lincoln gains the respect of his Illinois neighbors, growing in stature and respect until he is elected President in 1860 and departs for Washington.
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Director
Writers
Robert E. Sherwood (by) (screen play) | Grover Jones (adaptation)
Producer
Composer
Roy Webb (musical score)
Cinematographer
Editor
George Hively (edited by)
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Updated Jan 22, 1940

Release date
Apr 19, 1940 (United States)

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79 cast members
Name Known for
Raymond Massey
Abe Lincoln Abe Lincoln   See fewer
Gene Lockhart
Stephen Douglas Stephen Douglas   See fewer
Ruth Gordon
Mary Todd Lincoln Mary Todd Lincoln   See fewer
Mary Howard
Ann Rutledge Ann Rutledge   See fewer
Minor Watson
Joshua Speed Joshua Speed   See fewer
Alan Baxter
Billy Herndon Billy Herndon   See fewer
Harvey Stephens
Ninian Edwards Ninian Edwards   See fewer
Howard Da Silva
Jack Armstrong (as Howard da Silva) Jack Armstrong (as Howard da Silva)   See fewer
Dorothy Tree
Elizabeth Edwards Elizabeth Edwards   See fewer
Aldrich Bowker
Judge Bowling Green Judge Bowling Green   See fewer
Maurice Murphy
John McNeil John McNeil   See fewer
Louis Jean Heydt
Mentor Graham Mentor Graham   See fewer
Clem Bevans
Ben Mattling Ben Mattling   See fewer
Harlan Briggs
Denton Offut Denton Offut   See fewer
Herbert Rudley
Seth Gale Seth Gale   See fewer
Andy Clyde
Stage Driver Stage Driver   See fewer
Roger Imhof
Mr. Crimmin Mr. Crimmin   See fewer
Edmund Elton
Mr. Rutledge Mr. Rutledge   See fewer
Leona Roberts
Mrs. Rutledge Mrs. Rutledge   See fewer
Florence Roberts
Mrs. Bowling Green Mrs. Bowling Green   See fewer
George Rosener
Dr. Chandler Dr. Chandler   See fewer
Trevor Bardette
John Hanks John Hanks   See fewer
Syd Saylor
John Johnston John Johnston   See fewer
Elisabeth Risdon
Sarah Lincoln Sarah Lincoln   See fewer
Charles Middleton
Tom Lincoln Tom Lincoln   See fewer
Alec Craig
Trum Cogdall Trum Cogdall   See fewer
Erville Alderson
Stonewall Jackson (uncredited) Stonewall Jackson (uncredited)   See fewer
Ted Billings
Onlooker at Debate (uncredited) Onlooker at Debate (uncredited)   See fewer
Henry Blair
Tad Lincoln (uncredited) Tad Lincoln (uncredited)   See fewer
Ed Brady
Raft Steerer (uncredited) Raft Steerer (uncredited)   See fewer
Sonny Bupp
Willie Lincoln (uncredited) Willie Lincoln (uncredited)   See fewer
George Chandler
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
Tom Chatterton
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
Noble 'Kid' Chissell
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
Dan Clark
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
Wallis Clark
Politician (uncredited) Politician (uncredited)   See fewer
Jane Corcoran
Woman on Street (uncredited) Woman on Street (uncredited)   See fewer
John Cromwell
John Brown (uncredited) John Brown (uncredited)   See fewer
Cecil Cunningham
Undetermined Supporting Role (uncredited) Undetermined Supporting Role (uncredited)   See fewer
Esther Dale
Lincoln's Cook (uncredited) Lincoln's Cook (uncredited)   See fewer
Dick Elliott
Politician (uncredited) Politician (uncredited)   See fewer
Robert Elliott
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
Fern Emmett
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
Paul Everton
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
Edward Fielding
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
Byron Foulger
Politician (uncredited) Politician (uncredited)   See fewer
Peggy Ann Garner
Little Girl (uncredited) Little Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
Gus Glassmire
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
Adda Gleason
Maid (uncredited) Maid (uncredited)   See fewer
Jesse Graves
Onlooker at Debate (uncredited) Onlooker at Debate (uncredited)   See fewer
George Guhl
Greeley's Secretary (uncredited) Greeley's Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
Paul Guilfoyle
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
C. Hayes
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
Fay Helm
Mrs. Seth Gale (uncredited) Mrs. Seth Gale (uncredited)   See fewer
Dell Henderson
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
Harry Humphries
Daniel Webster (uncredited) Daniel Webster (uncredited)   See fewer
George Irving
Colonel Robert E. Lee (uncredited) Colonel Robert E. Lee (uncredited)   See fewer
Selmer Jackson
Aide to Stephen Douglas (uncredited) Aide to Stephen Douglas (uncredited)   See fewer
Jack Kenny
Citizen (uncredited) Citizen (uncredited)   See fewer
Milton Kibbee
Abe's Friend (uncredited) Abe's Friend (uncredited)   See fewer
Victor Kilian
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
Robert Middlemass
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
Edwin Mills
Robert Lincoln (uncredited) Robert Lincoln (uncredited)   See fewer
Emory Parnell
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
Kathleen Proctor
Woman on Street (uncredited) Woman on Street (uncredited)   See fewer
Lorin Raker
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
William Royle
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
Florence Rutledge
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
Allen D. Sewall
Citizen (uncredited) Citizen (uncredited)   See fewer
Kathryn Sheldon
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
Napoleon Simpson
Gobey (uncredited) Gobey (uncredited)   See fewer
John St. Polis
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
Landers Stevens
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
Guy Usher
Douglas's Crony (uncredited) Douglas's Crony (uncredited)   See fewer
Edward Van Sloan
Dr. Barrett (uncredited) Dr. Barrett (uncredited)   See fewer
Bryant Washburn
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
Dorothea Wolbert
Mrs. Collins -- Woman in Store (uncredited) Mrs. Collins -- Woman in Store (uncredited)   See fewer
Ian Wolfe
Horace Greeley (uncredited) Horace Greeley (uncredited)   See fewer
William Worthington
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
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