NRPL Film Series: "Abe Lincoln in Illinois"

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New Rochelle librarian and film historian Chris Poggiali will introduce and discuss the 1940 historical film Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940) starring Raymond Massey, Ruth Gordon; directed by John Cromwell – 110 minutes

The life of Abraham Lincoln, from his days as a backwoodsman to his love of Ann Rutledge and his romance with Mary Todd, is depicted in this film adaptation of Robert E. Sherwood’s Pulitzer Prize winning play.  Actor Raymond Massey, reprising his role as Lincoln from 472 Broadway performances, and cinematographer James Wong Howe were nominated for Academy Awards.
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