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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)

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A Failure at Fifty


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Status Released

Release Information

  • July 1, 1940


Original Language English

Runtime 0h 10m

Budget -

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