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800 Ratings

Young Mr. Lincoln

Directed by John Ford
United States, 1939
Drama, Biography


In John Ford’s Young Mr. Lincoln, Henry Fonda gives one of the finest performances of his career, as the young president-to-be, struggling with an incendiary murder case as a novice lawyer. Compassionate and assured, this is an indelible piece of Americana.

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Young Mr. Lincoln Directed by John Ford

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1940 | Nominee: Best Writing, Original Story

National Board of Review

1939 | Winner: Top Ten Films

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

1939 | 2nd place: Best Actor

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