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Famous actors and actresses read testimonies from people close to Lincoln about him and his actions during the Civil War.

Directors:

Peter W. Kunhardt, James A. Edgar (co-director)

Writers:

Philip Kunhardt III (based on the book by), Philip Kunhardt III | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Robards ... President Abraham Lincoln (voice)
James Earl Jones ... Narrator (voice)
Glenn Close ... Mary Todd Lincoln (voice)
Richard Widmark ... Ward Hill Lamon (voice)
Arnold Schwarzenegger ... John G. Nicolay (voice)
Burgess Meredith ... Winfield Scott (voice)
Richard Thomas ... John Hay (voice)
Ned Beatty ... Dennis Hanks (voice)
Barnard Hughes ... Horace Greeley (voice)
Maureen Stapleton ... Sarah Bush Lincoln (voice)
Keith Carradine ... William Herndon (voice)
Blythe Danner ... Elizabeth Todd Edwards (voice)
Fred Gwynne ... Edwin Stanton (voice)
Stacy Keach ... George McClellan (voice)
Oprah Winfrey ... Elizabeth Keckley (voice)
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Famous actors and actresses read testimonies from people close to Lincoln about him and his actions during the Civil War.

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Biography | History

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 December 1992 (USA) See more »

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Kunhardt Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Final appearance of Richard Widmark. See more »

Goofs

John G. Nicolay was born in Bavaria, but immigrated with his parents to the United States at age 6 and grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. He would not have spoken with a Germanic accent as voiced by Arnold Schwarzenegger. See more »

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Well done, unbiased: highly recommended.
6 July 2000 | by bpaulbSee all my reviews

A reasonably fair, well-balanced portrayal of our 16th president. Not the glowing, untarnished lore I was steeped in while growing up in Springfield, Illinois. I have studied the life of Lincoln for four decades, both in the popular press and obscure scholarly works. I can truly recommend this work as an excellent introduction on the topic. A tip of the hat to Pete Kunhardt!

Lincoln was like us all: he made mistakes, he felt misery and he was, at times, mental. Unlike many of us, he lived his convictions. The man was human, the man was totally honorable and the man is my hero.


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