Abraham Lincoln


1924

Brief Synopsis

A biographical film featuring the presidency and assassination of Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War.

Film Details

Also Known As
The dramatic life of Abraham Lincoln
Genre
Biography
Release Date
Feb 2, 1924
Premiere Information
New York premiere: 21 Jan 1924
Production Company
Rockett-Lincoln Film Co.
Distribution Company
Associated First National Pictures
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
11,380ft (12 reels)

Synopsis

Episodes recording the life of Abraham Lincoln from birth to death: saving of his life as an infant, his boyhood years down through his romance with Ann Rutledge, his career as a lawyer and legislator, his nomination and election, the war years, and his assassination.

Cast

Fay Mckenzie

Sarah Lincoln

Westcott B. Clarke

Thomas Lincoln, father

Irene Hunt

Nancy Hanks Lincoln, mother

Charles French

Isom Enlow, neighbor

Calvert Carter

Mr. Gollaher, neighbor

Madge Hunt

Mrs. Gollaher

Raymond Lee

Austin Gollaher, boy chum

Ida Mckenzie

Sarah Lincoln, 10 years old

Danny Hoy

Abraham Lincoln, 7 years old

George A. Billings

Abraham Lincoln, as a young man

Ruth Clifford

Ann Rutledge, first sweetheart

Ed Burns

John McNeil

Pat Hartigan

Jack Armstrong, leader of Clary Grove Gang

Otis Harlan

Denton Offut, employer of Lincoln

Jules Hanft

James Rutledge

Julia Hesse

Mrs. Rutledge

Louise Fazenda

Sally, a country girl

Robert Bolder

A country politician

William Humphrey

Stephen A. Douglas

William Mcillwain

Dr. Allen

Fred Kohler

Auctioneer at New Orleans slave market

Robert Milasch

Southern planter

George Reehm

Another southern planter

George A. Billings

Abraham Lincoln

Nell Craig

Mary Todd, afterward Mrs. Lincoln

Genevieve Blinn

Mary Todd's sister, Mrs. Ninian Edwards

Mickey Moore

Willie Lincoln

Newton Hall

Tad Lincoln

Francis Powers

Richard J. Oglesby

George A. Billings

Abraham Lincoln, President

Nell Craig

Mrs. Abraham Lincoln

Homer Willits

John Hay, Secretary to the President

Jim Blackwell

Tom, colored servant

Eddie Sutherland

William Scott, Union soldier

Frances Raymond

Scott's mother

Jack Rollings

Union sentry

William Mccormick

Corporal of guard

Frank Newburg

Bixby, Union soldier

William Moran

John Wilkes Booth

John Steppling

Chairman of delegation

Wanda Crazer

A dancer

Walter Rogers

Gen. U. S. Grant

Alfred Allen

Gen. George Meade

James Welch

Gen. Robert E. Lee

Miles Mccarthy

Major, afterward General, Anderson

Earl Schenck

Colonel Rathbone

Dolly Mclean

Miss Harris

Cordelia Callahan

Mrs. Surratt

Dallas Hope

Stable boy

Dick Johnson

Bartender

Jack Winn

Ned Spangler

Lawrence Grant

Actor at Ford's

Ivy Livingston

Actress at Ford's

Kathleen Chambers

Another actress

Henry Rattenbury

Stagehand

W. L. Mcpheeters

Allan Pinkerton, Chief of Secret Service

Willis Marks

William H. Seward, Secretary of State

Nick Cogley

Simon Cameron, Secretary of War

Charles Smiley

Salmon P. Chase, Secretary of Treasury/Hugh McCulloch, Secretary of Treasury

R. G. Dixon

Gideon Welles, Secretary of Navy

Harry Kelsey

Caleb B. Smith, Secretary of Interior

Joseph Mills

Montgomery Blair, Postmaster-General

Fred Manly

Edward Bates, Attorney-General

William Von Hardenburg

James Speed, Attorney-General

R. J. Duston

William Dennison, Postmaster-General

Film Details

Also Known As
The dramatic life of Abraham Lincoln
Genre
Biography
Release Date
Feb 2, 1924
Premiere Information
New York premiere: 21 Jan 1924
Production Company
Rockett-Lincoln Film Co.
Distribution Company
Associated First National Pictures
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
11,380ft (12 reels)

Quotes

Trivia

Notes

Original release title: The Dramatic Life of Abraham Lincoln.