- Profile of John Ford's Early Career
- Audio Interviews with Ford and Fonda
- 28-Page Booklet Featuring Critic Geoffrey O'Brien and an Homage to Ford by Sergei Eisenstein
- Number of Discs: 2
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 40 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: January 10, 2006
- Originally Released: 1940
- Label: Criterion
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital Mono - English
- Subtitles - English - Optional
- Additional Release Material:
- Interviews: John Ford and Henry Fonda - Director, Star
- Text/Photo Galleries:
- Essay: Geoffrey O'Brien - Film Critic
- Stills Gallery
- DVD-ROM Features:
- Academy Award Theatre Radio Dramatization
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Uncut - 03/01/2005
"[T]he small-town whimsy here is undercut with real darkness..."
Sight and Sound - 04/01/2005
"The tone shifts smoothly from folksy humour to suspense, reaching an epic note in the iconic final shot..."
Entertainment Weekly - 02/17/2006
"Henry Fonda manages plainspoken eloquence in this visually simple, morally complex movie, a too rarely emulated model for political filmmaking." -- Grade: A
Premiere - 03/01/2006
"[A] cornerstone of the director's loving but critical perspective on American myth and history."
New York Times - 02/14/2006
"Ford's dual vision of Lincoln leads him to one of the most extraordinary closing acts in American film..."
Description by OLDIES.com:
Few historical figures are as revered as Abraham Lincoln, and few director-star pairings embody classic American cinema as perfectly as that of John Ford and Henry Fonda. In Young Mr. Lincoln, their first collaboration, Fonda gives one of the finest performances of his career, as the young president-to-be, struggling with an incendiary murder case as a novice lawyer. Compassionate and assured, this is an indelible piece of Americana.
This biography provides a glimpse into the fascinating life Abraham Lincoln led before he became a politician, focusing especially on Lincoln's prowess in his first career as a lawyer as he defends two brothers accused of murder in what becomes a very incendiary trial.
- Additional cast: Judith Dickens (Carrie Sue); Kay Linaker (Mrs. Edwards); Cliff Clark (Sheriff Billings); Clarence Hummel Wilson (Dr. Mason); Billy Watson (Young Matt Clay); Delmar Watson (Young Adam Clay); Harry Tyler (Barber).