Abraham Lincoln (1930)

imdb rating5.7Rotten Tomatoes rating82%
A biopic dramatizing Abraham Lincoln's life through a series of vignettes depicting its defining chapters: his romance with Ann Rutledge; his early years as a country lawyer; his marriage to Mary Todd; his debates with Stephen A. Douglas; the election of 1860; his presidency during the Civil War; and his assassination in Ford’s Theater in 1865.

Director

D. W. Griffith

Cast

Walter Huston - Abraham Lincoln
Una Merkel - Ann Rutledge
William L. Thorne - Tom Lincoln
Lucille La Verne - Mid-Wife
Helen Freeman - Nancy Hanks Lincoln
Otto Hoffman - Offut
Edgar Dearing - Armstrong
Russell Simpson - Lincoln's Employer
Charles Crockett - Sheriff
Kay Hammond - Mary Todd Lincoln
Helen Ware - Mrs. Edwards
E. Alyn Warren - Stephen A. Douglas / General Grant
Jason Robards Sr. - Herndon
Gordon Thorpe - Tad Lincoln
Ian Keith - John Wilkes Booth
Cameron Prud'Homme - John Hay (Secretary to the President)
James Bradbury Sr. - General Scott
James Eagles - Young Soldier
Oscar Apfel - Secretary of War Stanton
Frank Campeau - General Sheridan
Hobart Bosworth - General Lee
Henry B. Walthall - Colonel Marshall
Hank Bell - Townsman in Offut's Store (uncredited)
Maurice Black - Conspirator (uncredited)
Ed Brady - Confederate Courier (uncredited)
Robert Brower - (uncredited)
Kernan Cripps - Conspirator (uncredited)
Mary Forbes - Actress (uncredited)
Francis Ford - Sheridan's Aide (uncredited)
Robert Homans - A Senator - One of Lincoln's Advisors (uncredited)
Jane Keckley - Matchmaker (uncredited)
Robert Keith - Union Courier (uncredited)
Henry Kolker - New Englander (uncredited)
Ralph Lewis - Member of Lincoln's Cabinet (uncredited)
George MacQuarrie - Member of Lincoln's Cabinet (uncredited)
Scott Seaton - Minor Role (uncredited)
Carl Stockdale - Member of Lincoln's Cabinet (uncredited)
Harry Stubbs - Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Kathrin Clare Ward - Townswoman at Ann's Death (uncredited)
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