The Face of Lincoln

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The Face of Lincoln
Directed byEdward Freed
Produced byWilbur T. Blume
StarringMerrell Gage
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • 1955 (1955)
Running time
20 minutes
CountryUnited States

The Face of Lincoln is a 1955 short documentary film in which sculptor Robert Merrell Gage models the features of Abraham Lincoln while narrating the story of Lincoln's life. It won an Oscar at the 28th Academy Awards in 1956 for Best Short Subject (Two-Reel) and was also nominated for Documentary Short Subject.[1] The film was directed by Edward Freed and produced by USC School of Cinematic Arts instructor Wilbur T. Blume.[2]


  1. ^ "The 28th Academy Awards (1956) Nominees and Winners". (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences). Retrieved May 31, 2019.
  2. ^ Los Angeles County Arts Commission "Stanley Mosk Courthouse", undated, retrieved on May 7, 2008.

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