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A Failure at Fifty (1940)

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Short | 10 min | Short

The story of Abraham Lincoln's 30-year struggle of persistence-through-failure is told to an unemployed 50 year old man.
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Howard Dimsdale (screenplay) | Arno B. Reincke (story "He Could Take It")
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Updated Jul 1, 1940

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Jul 1, 1940 (United States)

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14 cast members
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Edmund Glover
Abe Lincoln Abe Lincoln   See fewer
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Mary Anderson
Ann Rutledge (as Bebe Anderson) Ann Rutledge (as Bebe Anderson)   See fewer
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Truman Bradley
Lincoln's Friend Lincoln's Friend   See fewer
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Carey Wilson
Narrator (voice) Narrator (voice)   See fewer
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Margaret Bert
Ann's Rutledge's Mother (uncredited) Ann's Rutledge's Mother (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Chesebro
Creditor (uncredited) Creditor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Naomi Childers
Partner (uncredited) Partner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jules Cowles
Member of the Senate (uncredited) Member of the Senate (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward Coxen
Farmer (uncredited) Farmer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Olin Francis
Trader (uncredited) Trader (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward Hearn
Partner (uncredited) Partner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Claire McDowell
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Mulhall
Partner (uncredited) Partner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Emmett Vogan
50 Year Old Jobless Man (uncredited) 50 Year Old Jobless Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.9 / 10 | 40 votes