BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)

Abe Lincoln in Illinois 

Before becoming one of America's greatest presidents, Abraham Lincoln had a long career as a businessman, lawyer, government official and elected representative for the state of Illinois. ... See full summary »

Writer:

Robert E. Sherwood (play)

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
John Arnatt ... Ninian Edwards
Clare Austin Clare Austin ... Mary Todd
Mary Barclay Mary Barclay ... Nancy Green
Bruno Barnabe Bruno Barnabe ... Joshua Speed
Roland Brand Roland Brand ... Jasp / Phi
Alan Browning Alan Browning ... Feargus
Danica D'Hondt Danica D'Hondt ... The Edwards' Maid
James Dyrenforth James Dyrenforth ... Trum Cogdal
Bill Edwards ... Bab
Frank Ellement Frank Ellement ... Major
Patricia English Patricia English ... Ann Rutledge (as Pat English)
Jon Farrell Jon Farrell ... Mentor Graham / Kavanagh
Robert Hardy ... William Herndon
Eric House Eric House ... Crimmin
Fred Johnson ... Ben Mattling / Dr. Barrick
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Storyline

Before becoming one of America's greatest presidents, Abraham Lincoln had a long career as a businessman, lawyer, government official and elected representative for the state of Illinois. This film looks at the rise of this self-educated statesman, including his famous series of public debates with rival Stephen Douglas. A glimpse is also shown of some of the more personal aspects of his Lincoln's life, including the early romance and heartbreak he experienced with Ann Rutledge. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Genres:

Drama

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Language:

English

Release Date:

30 June 1957 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The original Broadway production of "Abe Lincoln in Illinois " by Robert E. Sherwood opened on October 15, 1938 at the Plymouth Theater, ran for 472 performances and won the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 1939. See more »

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Version of Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1964) See more »

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