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The Silent Film Master's First Talking Film Created In Part To Make Up For The Pro KKK Message Of His Epic 1915 Film "Birth Of A Nation"! The Original 1930 Early Soundie Classic Starring Cinema Greats Walter Huston & Una Murkel In All Regions Dual Layer DVD Format!
Universally acclaimed for its brilliance, nonetheless D.W. Griffith's sweeping 1915 monumental historical drama "Birth of a Nation" shocked many theater goers inside and outside of the United States due to its heroicizing of the white supremacist organization The Ku Klux Klan and their cause of violent repression of newly freed black slaves in the post Civil War south. 15 years later, in part to make up for that support, as well as to tell a great story about a great man, Griffith made "Abraham Lincoln". Whether Griffiths succeeded in his aim of convincing his audience of where his true sentiments lie is as much a matter of the judgement of those who view this film today as it was of those who viewed it in his own time. You be the judge! (Black & White, 1:25).
Walter Huston ... Abraham Lincoln
Una Merkel ... Ann Rutledge
Kay Hammond ... Mary Todd Lincoln
E. Alyn Warren ... Stephen A. Douglas / Gen. Ulysses Grant
Ian Keith ... John Wilkes Booth
William L. Thorne ... Tom Lincoln (as W.L. Thorne)
Lucille La Verne ... Mid-Wife
Helen Freeman ... Nancy Hanks Lincoln
Otto Hoffman ... Offut
Edgar Dearing ... Jack Armstrong (as Edgar Deering)
Russell Simpson ... Uncle Jimmy--Lincoln's Employer
Charles Crockett ... Sheriff
Helen Ware ... Mrs. Edwards
Jason Robards Sr. ... Billy Herndon (as Jason Robards)
Gordon Thorpe ... Tad Lincoln