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Humble Abraham Lincoln gains the respect of his Illinois neighbors, growing in stature and respect until he is elected President in 1860 and departs for Washington.
Raymond Massey received an Oscar nomination for playing the title role in this film. 72 years later, Daniel Day-Lewis was nominated, and won, for playing the part in Lincoln (2012). While they were not the first pair of actors to receive Oscar nominations for playing the same role, 72 years does mark the longest difference in time between such nominations. To date, the only actors to win Oscars for the same role are Marlon Brando and Robert De Niro.
Mary Todd Lincoln:
Stephen Douglas has arrived. Listen to them cheering for him!
Abraham Lincoln: They ought to cheer. He paid 'em enough for it.
The Lincolns arrive at the Springfield Depot while a band is playing "The Battle Cry of Freedom". The song was written in 1862, a year after Lincoln was inaugurated as president.
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