Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)

Young Mr. Lincoln is a 1939 partly fictionalized biopic about the early life of President Abraham Lincoln, directed by John Ford and starring Henry Fonda. The film is based upon the William "Duff" Armstrong murder case, which took place in 1858 at the courthouse in Beardstown, Illinois. The Armstrong murder case is also known as the Almanac trial in which Lincoln used an almanac to prove Armstrong's innocence. Screenwriter Lamar Trotti was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Writing/Original Story. In 2003, Young Mr. Lincoln was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

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Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)
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