Few American historical figures are as revered as Abraham Lincoln, and few director-star collaborations embody classic Hollywood cinema as beautifully as the one between John Ford and Henry Fonda. This film, their first together, was Ford’s equally poetic and significant follow-up to the groundbreaking western Stagecoach, and in it, Fonda gives one of the finest performances of his career, as the young president-to-be as a novice lawyer, struggling with an incendiary murder case. Photographed in gorgeous black and white by Ford’s frequent collaborator Bert Glennon, Young Mr. Lincoln
is a compassionate and assured work and an indelible piece of Americana.
- A BBC profile of John Ford’s early career
- A talk show episode featuring Henry Fonda
- Archival audio interviews with John Ford and Henry Fonda, conducted by the filmmaker’s grandson Dan Ford
- Academy Award Theater radio dramatization of Young Mr. Lincoln, downloadable as an MP3 file
- Booklet featuring critic Geoffrey O'Brien and an homage to Ford by Sergei Eisenstein
- New audio commentary featuring film scholar Joseph McBride (Searching for John Ford: A Life)