Abraham Lincoln (1924 film)

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For the short film made in Phonofilm starring Frank McGlynn, Sr. as Lincoln, see Abraham Lincoln (1924 film short).
Abraham Lincoln
Dramatic Life of Abraham Lincoln poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Phil Rosen
Produced by Al Rockett
Ray Rockett
Written by Frances Marion (story and screenplay)
Starring George A. Billings
Ruth Clifford
Irene Hunt
Louise Fazenda
Music by Joseph Carl Breil
Cinematography H. Lyman Broening
Robert Kurrle
Rockett-Lincoln Productions
Distributed by Associated First National
Release date
  • January 21, 1924 (1924-01-21) (New York City premiere)
  • February 2, 1924 (1924-02-02) (U.S.)
Running time
120 minutes (12 reels); 150 minutes (15 reels) at NYC premiere
Country United States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

The Dramatic Life of Abraham Lincoln is a 1924 American feature film directed by Phil Rosen and written by Frances Marion.[1] By the date of release, the film's title was shortened to Abraham Lincoln, since the previous title was regarded as cumbersome.[2]



The movie won the Photoplay Medal of Honor for 1924 given out by Photoplay Magazine,[3] the most prestigious American film award of its time.

Preservation status[edit]

Incomplete prints of the film, including some color-tinted and color-toned footage, exist in various film archives, including the National Film and Sound Archive and the Library of Congress.[4]


  1. ^ IMDB entry
  2. ^ "'Abraham Lincoln' To Be Title of Picture". Exhibitors Herald. January 19, 1924. p. 33. Retrieved 2017-11-20. 
  3. ^ "Awards for The Dramatic Life of Abraham Lincoln (1924)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "The Dramatic Life of Abraham Lincoln". silentera.com. 

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