New lawyer Abe (Henry Fonda) quells a mob, featuring Jack Pennick as 'Big Buck,' ready to lynch his first clients, their mother (Alice Brady) looking on, in a wholly fictional scene from John Ford's Young Mr. Lincoln, 1939.
With a long pause on a poem, John Ford begins with pompous Stuart (Edwin Maxwell) introducing lanky Abe (Henry Fonda), then his first encounter with the pivotal, but fictional, Clay family, in Young Mr. Lincoln, 1939.
The entire performance by Pauline Moore (as first-love Ann Rutledge), coming upon Abe reading law in the woods, early in John Ford's Young Mr. Lincoln, 1939, from Lamar Trotti's original screenplay.
In his first piece of lawyering, Abe (Henry Fonda) settles a dispute between clients Hawthorne (Charles Halton) and Woolridge (Russell Simpson), in John Ford's Young Mr. Lincoln, 1939.
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