Lincoln (1974–1976)

Prairie Lawyer 

It's Abraham Lincoln for the defense in his first murder trial, an 1838 courtroom battle that set Lincoln against longtime rival Stephen A. Douglas. Lincoln's law office and his ill-fated engagement to Mary Owens are also dramatized.

Director:

George Schaefer

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Hal Holbrook ... Abraham Lincoln
Robert Foxworth ... Major John T. Stuart
Catherine Burns ... Mary Owens
Richard Dysart ... Judge David Davis
Walter McGinn Walter McGinn ... Stephen Douglas
Martine Bartlett ... Kitty Cavan
Paul Fix ... Judge Thomas
James Greene ... Henry B. Truett
Gerald Hiken Gerald Hiken ... Prosecutor John D. Urquhart
Michele Marsh ... Mary Todd
Iggie Wolfington Iggie Wolfington ... William Butler
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Storyline

It's Abraham Lincoln for the defense in his first murder trial, an 1838 courtroom battle that set Lincoln against longtime rival Stephen A. Douglas. Lincoln's law office and his ill-fated engagement to Mary Owens are also dramatized.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1975 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

At the Stuart-Douglas debate, a man holds up a sign that reads, "Joseph Smith and his people will not be forgot," a reference to the murder of Mormon founder Joseph Smith and the subsequent exodus out of Nauvoo, Illinois by the Latter-day Saints. However, the events of this program take place in 1838, six years prior to the 1844 murder of Smith. See more »

Quotes

Abraham Lincoln: Don't call me Abe. Nobody calls me 'Abe' since my mother died.
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