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Abraham Lincoln (1924 film short)

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Abraham Lincoln
Frank McGlynn in the Broadway production of Abraham Lincoln (1919)
Directed byJ. Searle Dawley
Written byJohn Drinkwater (play)
Produced byLee de Forest
StarringFrank McGlynn Sr.
Release date
  • 1924 (1924)
Running time
20 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Abraham Lincoln (1924) is a short film made in the Phonofilm sound-on-film process.[2] The film was directed by J. Searle Dawley, produced by Lee de Forest, is based on the 1918 play Abraham Lincoln by John Drinkwater, and stars Frank McGlynn Sr. as Lincoln.[1] McGlynn also played Lincoln in the play on Broadway.[3][4]

Although no copies of the film appear to have survived, some photographs have been preserved.[5]

In 1923, de Forest and Dawley produced a short Phonofilm, Lincoln, Man of the People, with Edwin Markham reading his poem of that title.[6] In 1925, de Forest produced a Phonofilm, Memories of Lincoln, with 91-year-old Chauncey Depew giving his recollections of meeting Lincoln in person.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Crafton, Donald (1999). The Talkies: American Cinema's Transition to Sound, 1926-1931. University of California Press. pp. 65–66. ISBN 9780520221284.
  2. ^ Reinhart, Mark S. (2009). Abraham Lincoln on Screen: Fictional and Documentary Portrayals on Film and Television. McFarland. ISBN 9780786452613.
  3. ^ "Lee de Forest and Phonofilm: Virtual Broadway". encyclopedia.jrank.org. Archived from the original on August 20, 2016. Retrieved June 28, 2017.
  4. ^ "Abraham Lincoln (1924)". Retrieved June 28, 2017.
  5. ^ Reinhart, Mark (2009). Abraham Lincoln on Screen (2nd ed.). McFarland. pp. 30–31. ISBN 9780786452613.
  6. ^ "Silent Era : Progressive Silent Film List". www.silentera.com. Retrieved June 28, 2017.
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