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 (1924 film)
Directed by J. Searle Dawley
Produced by Lee DeForest
Written by John Drinkwater (play)
Starring Frank McGlynn Sr.
Release date(s) 1924
Running time 20 minutes[1]
Country United States
Language English

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. McGlynn also played Lincoln in the play on Broadway.[2][3]

Also in 1924, director Phil Rosen produced a two-hour feature film The Dramatic Life of Abraham Lincoln written by screenplay writer Frances Marion.

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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