Movies Abe Lincoln in Illinois (RKO 1940, Raymond Massey, Gene Lockhart) Published 5 months ago on December 21, 2018 This screen adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize?winning play by Robert E. Sherwood depicts the life of America’s 16th president. From his early days as a modest shopkeeper in Illinois to his reluctant decision to run for political office for the first time, the film delves into the personal struggles of the man the world came to know as the “Great Emancipator.” Massey is particularly brilliant in this role, especially in the depiction of the Lincoln-Douglas debates. Abe Lincoln in Illinois features an early uncredited appearance by Peggy Ann Garner, best known for playing Francie in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945). production details USA | RKO | 110 minutes | 1940 Director: John Cromwell Producer: Max Gordon Cinematography: James Wong Howe Editor: George Hively Music: Roy Webb Script: Grover Jones, Robert E. Sherwood cast Raymond Massey as Abe Lincoln Gene Lockhart as Stephen Douglas Ruth Gordon as Mary Todd Lincoln Mary Howard as Ann Rutledge Minor Watson as Joshua Speed Alan Baxter as Billy Herndon Harvey Stephens as Ninian Edwards Howard Da Silva as Jack Armstrong Dorothy Tree as Elizabeth Edwards Aldrich Bowker as Judge Bowling Green Louis Jean Heydt as Mentor Graham Clem Bevans as Ben Mattling Harlan Briggs as Denton Offut Herbert Rudley as Seth Gale Andy Clyde as Stage Driver Roger Imhof as Mr. Crimmin Edmund Elton as Mr. Rutledge Leona Roberts as Mrs. Rutledge Florence Roberts as Mrs. Bowling Green George Rosener as Dr. Chandler Trevor Bardette as John Hanks Syd Saylor as John Johnston Elisabeth Risdon as Sarah Lincoln Charles Middleton as Tom Lincoln Alec Craig as Trum Cogdall Erville Alderson as Stonewall Jackson Maurice Murphy as John McNeil Ted Billings as Onlooker at Debate Henry Blair as Tad Lincoln Ed Brady as Raft Steerer Sonny Bupp as Willie Lincoln George Chandler as Minor Role Tom Chatterton as Minor Role Noble Chissell as Minor Role Dan Clark as Minor Role Wallis Clark as Politician Jane Corcoran as Woman on Street John Cromwell as John Brown Cecil Cunningham as Undetermined Supporting Role Esther Dale as Lincoln’s Cook Dick Elliott as Politician Robert Elliott as Minor Role Fern Emmett as Minor Role Paul Everton as Minor Role Edward Fielding as Minor Role Byron Foulger as Politician Peggy Ann Garner as Little Girl Gus Glassmire as Minor Role Adda Gleason as Maid Jesse Graves as Onlooker at Debate George Guhl as Greeley’s Secretary Paul Guilfoyle as Minor Role C. Hayes as Minor Role Fay Helm as Mrs. Seth Gale Dell Henderson as Minor Role Harry Humphries as Daniel Webster George Irving as Colonel Robert E. Lee Selmer Jackson as Aide to Stephen Douglas Milton Kibbee as Abe’s Friend Victor Kilian as Minor Role Robert Middlemass as Minor Role Edwin Mills as Robert Lincoln Emory Parnell as Minor Role Kathleen Proctor as Woman on Street Lorin Raker as Minor Role William Royle as Minor Role Florence Rutledge as Minor Role Kathryn Sheldon as Minor Role Napoleon Simpson as Gobey John St. Polis as Minor Role Landers Stevens as Minor Role Guy Usher as Douglas’s Crony Edward Van Sloan as Dr. Barrett Bryant Washburn as Minor Role Dorothea Wolbert as Woman in Store Ian Wolfe as Horace Greeley William Worthington as Minor Role Alan BaxterAldrich BowkerClem BevansDorothy TreeDramaGene LockhartGrover JonesHarvey StephensHistoryHoward Da SilvaJohn CromwellLouis Jean HeydtMary HowardMinor WatsonRaymond MasseyRKORobert E SherwoodRuth Gordon Advertisement advertisement and this just in TV14 hours ago This Is Personal: The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper (ITV 2000, Alun Armstrong, Richard Ridings) Period crime drama serial. 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