DirectorJ. Searle Dawley ProducerLee de Forest Duration CountryUnited States
WriterJohn Drinkwater (play) Release date1924 (1924) GenresShort Film, Biographical film, Historical drama Similar moviesJ Searle Dawley directed Abraham Lincoln and Frankenstein
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Abraham Lincoln (1924) is a short film made in the Phonofilm sound-on-film process. The film was directed by J. Searle Dawley, produced by Lee DeForest, is based on the 1918 play Abraham Lincoln by John Drinkwater, and stars Frank McGlynn Sr. as Lincoln. McGlynn also played Lincoln in the play on Broadway.
Also in 1924, director Phil Rosen produced a two-hour feature film The Dramatic Life of Abraham Lincoln written by screenplay writer Frances Marion.
In 1923, DeForest and Dawley produced a short Phonofilm, Lincoln, Man of the People, with Edwin Markham reading his poem of that title. In 1925, DeForest produced a Phonofilm, Memories of Lincoln, with 91-year-old Chauncey Depew giving his recollections of meeting Lincoln in person.
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