Abraham Lincoln on Screen

Fictional and Documentary Portrayals on Film and Television, 2d ed.

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About the Book

President Lincoln is the most frequently portrayed American historical figure in the history of the film and television arts, having been featured in about 300 productions since the birth of the motion picture medium. In this work, entries cover each film, documentary and television portrayal of Lincoln, providing essential cast, production and release information, and a discussion of each work’s historical accuracy and artistic merits. This updated edition provides commentary on all new films produced in recent years, as well as dozens of earlier films, such as The Rivalry, Abraham Lincoln (1924) and Lincoln (1929), that were not covered in the original edition.

About the Author(s)

Mark S. Reinhart has presented lectures on the subject of Lincoln–related film and television at libraries and museums throughout the U.S. He is a musician in Columbus, Ohio.

Bibliographic Details

Mark S. Reinhart
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 251
Bibliographic Info: 76 photos, chronology, appendix, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2012 [2009]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7170-6
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vii

A Few Words About the Second Edition      1

Preface      3

Introduction      7

Films and Television Productions      23

Chronological Listing of Films and Television Productions      225

Bibliography      229

Index      231

Book Reviews & Awards

“fascinating…evaluative…descriptive”—Booklist; “intriguing…an informative reference tool. A welcome addition”—School Library Journal; “an original and entertaining look at Lincoln’s place in American popular culture ”—The Washington Times; “this reference work does an excellent job of providing extensive information on Lincoln as a historical and dramatic subject”—Reference Reviews; “a useful guide…of value”—The NYMAS Review; “fascinating…incredible attention to detail”—ARBA; “fascinating…extremely detailed, thorough, and completely captivating…well-researched, well-written…definitely fills a gap in Lincoln scholarship”—The Civil War Courier; “definitive…tremendously informative…entertaining…superb…well illustrated…recommend[ed]”—Lincoln Herald; “Reinhart does film studies a tremendous service by assembling this material”—Journal of American Studies; “a real gem”—Film & History; “critiques more than 150 film and TV productions made between 1903 and 1998”—C&RL News; “comprehensive…a fine piece of diligent research…valuable”—The Civil War News; “fascinating”—Columbus Alive; “the most frequently portrayed American historical figure in movies and television”—The Columbus Dispatch; “amply illustrated”—The State Journal-Register; “astonishing…enjoyable…sophisticated”—The Other Paper; “detailed…a useful and necessary addition to the field of Lincoln studies”—The A. Lincoln Bibliophile; “useful”—Ohioana Quarterly.