Young Mr Lincoln Criterion Collection
Illinois lawyer Abraham Lincoln becomes known for his honesty and solves a murder with a courtroom trick. Directed by John Ford.
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, a novice lawyer struggling with an incendiary murder case.