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Young Mr. Lincoln

Spine #320

Jan 9, 2018

Number of Discs: 2

  • 1.33:1 Standard
  • English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • English subtitles

Young Mr. Lincoln

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Original release


Directed By: John Ford
Licensor: 20th Century Fox

Few American historical figures are as revered as Abraham Lincoln, and few director-star collaborations embody classic Hollywood cinema as beautifully as the one between John Ford and Henry Fonda. This film, their first together, was Ford’s equally poetic and significant follow-up to the groundbreaking western Stagecoach, and in it, Fonda gives one of the finest performances of his career, as the young president-to-be as a novice lawyer, struggling with an incendiary murder case. Photographed in gorgeous black and white by Ford’s frequent collaborator Bert Glennon, Young Mr. Lincoln is a compassionate and assured work and an indelible piece of Americana.

  • A BBC profile of John Ford’s early career
  • A talk show episode featuring Henry Fonda
  • Archival audio interviews with John Ford and Henry Fonda, conducted by the filmmaker’s grandson Dan Ford
  • Academy Award Theater radio dramatization of Young Mr. Lincoln, downloadable as an MP3 file
  • Booklet featuring critic Geoffrey O'Brien and an homage to Ford by Sergei Eisenstein
  • New audio commentary featuring film scholar Joseph McBride (Searching for John Ford: A Life)


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