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Abraham Lincoln (1924 film)

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For the 1924 feature film about Lincoln directed by Phil Rosen and written by Frances Marion, see The Dramatic Life of Abraham Lincoln.
Abraham Lincoln
Frank McGlynn Sr. as Abraham Lincoln.jpg
Frank McGlynn in the Broadway production of Abraham Lincoln (1919)
Directed byJ. Searle Dawley
Produced byLee DeForest
Written byJohn Drinkwater (play)
StarringFrank McGlynn Sr.
Release date
  • 1924 (1924)
Running time
20 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States

Abraham Lincoln (1924) is a short film made in the Phonofilm sound-on-film process. The film was directed by J. Searle Dawley, produced by Lee DeForest, is based on the 1918 play Abraham Lincoln by John Drinkwater, and stars Frank McGlynn Sr. as Lincoln.[1] McGlynn also played Lincoln in the play on Broadway.[2][3]

In 1923, DeForest and Dawley produced a short Phonofilm, Lincoln, Man of the People, with Edwin Markham reading his poem of that title.[4] In 1925, DeForest produced a Phonofilm, Memories of Lincoln, with 91-year-old Chauncey Depew giving his recollections of meeting Lincoln in person.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Crafton, Donald (1999). The Talkies: American Cinema's Transition to Sound, 1926-1931. University of California Press. pp. 65–66. ISBN 9780520221284.
  2. "Lee de Forest and Phonofilm: Virtual Broadway". encyclopedia.jrank.org. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  3. "Abraham Lincoln (1924)". Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  4. "Silent Era : Progressive Silent Film List". www.silentera.com. Retrieved 28 June 2017.

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