Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

DVD - 2008
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The only two films with sound from silent film director D. W. Griffith: Abraham Lincoln (1931, features Walter Huston) and The Struggle (a man who gives up drinking to marry the woman of his dreams goes back to the bottle years later).

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Oct 11, 2012

It would seem that for most Americans, Abraham Lincoln was (and always will be) the one US President who, literally, could do no wrong..... In this sentimental, idealistic, and highly-romanticized depiction of the USA's 16th president, director D. W. Griffith had this American Icon and Man-of-Peace portrayed as being a glowing beacon of whimsical sainthood..... In my opinion the "aw-shucks" fashion in which actor Walter Huston delivered his portrayal of the Lincoln character was far too starry-eyed for my liking. I totally doubt that a man of such a flighty and seemingly spineless nature as this guy could've ever been seriously considered a worthy candidate for the US Presidency..... Released in 1930 and filmed in b&w, Abraham Lincoln was a well-produced motion picture, but, I found its overall presentation to be far too stagey at times and far too often Lincoln, himself, appeared to be something of a clueless fool rather than the sturdy pillar of truth, justice and "all-American" strength that one would naturally expect him to be.

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Oct 11, 2012

Violence: There are scenes of battle during the American Civil War.

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