Omnibus (1952–1961)
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Mr. Lincoln: Part 1 

The program has six segments: (1) "Lincoln Part I: The End and the Beginning" (drama tracing the end and beginning of Abraham Lincoln's life), (2) "The Telephone" (comic operatic sketch), (... See full summary »

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James Agee, Gian Carlo Menotti (opera)
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Episode credited cast:
Alistair Cooke ... Himself - Host
Royal Dano ... Abraham Lincoln (segment "Lincoln Part I: The End and the Beginning")
Crahan Denton ... Tom Lincoln (segment "Lincoln Part I: The End and the Beginning")
Martin Gabel ... Narrator (segment "Lincoln Part I: The End and the Beginning")
Andrew Gainey Andrew Gainey ... (segment "The Telephone")
Edith Gordon Edith Gordon ... (segment "The Telephone")
Richard Purdy Richard Purdy ... (segment "Lincoln Part I: The End and the Beginning")
Joanne Woodward ... Ann Rutledge (segment "Lincoln Part I: The End and the Beginning")
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The program has six segments: (1) "Lincoln Part I: The End and the Beginning" (drama tracing the end and beginning of Abraham Lincoln's life), (2) "The Telephone" (comic operatic sketch), (3) "Leonardo da Vinci" (short portrayal of the Italian polymath), (4) "Lonely Hearts Ballet" (showing of a 1952 ballet film short), (5) "Flagg Dog Training School" (feature), and (6) "Plastics" (short documentary).

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Drama | History | Music

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Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 1952 (USA) See more »

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Ford Foundation See more »
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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Royal Dano's first appearance as Abraham Lincoln. He later provided the voice of Lincoln in Walt Disney's famous Audioanimatronic Exhibit created for the 1964 New York World's Fair, an exhibit that can still be seen at Disneyland. See more »

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Early memorable Omnibus TV
4 May 2014 | by tony-435-669800See all my reviews

I was born in 1947 and I remember watching the series with my Father when it was initially broadcast in 1952 and 1953.

Omnibus was a stellar series taking an eclectic approach to story themes in early broadcasting.

Mr. Lincoln, staring Royal Dano, is a chronological series; a clear, elegant, well acted studio production of Lincoln's life that would stand the test of time.

Playing Lincoln, Royal Dano personified the Lincoln that we knew from his Brady photographs. Dano's sonorous voice is so distinctive that it is easily identified an the follow-on roles he took. I just reviewed Dano's "gambler" role in "The Outlaw, Josie Wailes". Just a few lines, but memorable. An actors actor, distinctive yet a natural in the flow of the story line.

I hope that the studio will release the series as a testament to a skilled actor and the period.


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