Young Mr. Lincoln

The early days of Abraham Lincoln get the full treatment in this film by Ford, who simultaneously makes Lincoln both a man and a myth. The film opens with a poem familiar to most: "If Nancy Hanks/came back as a ghost/seeking news/of what she loved most/She'd ask first/`Where's my son?/What's happened to Abe?/What's he done?"' This sets the tone for more

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