A Failure at Fifty (1940)

07/01/1940 (US) DramaHistory 10m
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The story of Abraham Lincoln's 30-year struggle of persistence-through-failure is told to an unemployed 50 year old man.

  1. Will Jason


  2. Howard Dimsdale


  3. Arno B. Reincke


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  1. Edmund Glover

    Edmund Glover

    Abe Lincoln

  2. Mary Anderson

    Mary Anderson

    Ann Rutledge

  3. Truman Bradley

    Truman Bradley

    Lincoln's Friend

  4. Carey Wilson

    Carey Wilson

    Narrator (voice)

  5. Margaret Bert

    Ann's Rutledge's Mother (uncredited)

  6. George Chesebro

    George Chesebro

    Creditor (uncredited)

  7. Naomi Childers

    Naomi Childers

    Partner (uncredited)

  8. Jules Cowles

    Jules Cowles

    Member of the Senate (uncredited)

  9. Edward Coxen

    Farmer (uncredited)

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Original Language English

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