Lincoln: The Making of a President, 1860-1862 (1992) - Rotten Tomatoes

Lincoln: The Making of a President, 1860-1862 (1992)





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A shrewd politician, Abraham Lincoln had the intelligence, ambition, and principles to grow into his job as president. This is the first of four videos in the Lincoln series, which originally aired on PBS. Produced and directed by Peter W. Kunhardt, this program is narrated by renowned actor James Earl Jones, and features award-winning actor Jason Robards reading from letters, speeches, and diaries. Highlights include period photographs. The other three programs in the series are titled Lincoln: The Pivotal Year, 1863, Lincoln: I Want to Finish This Job, 1864, and Lincoln: Now He Belongs to the Ages, 1865.


Jason Robards
as Abraham Lincoln
Glenn Close
as Mary Todd Lincoln
Richard Widmark
as Ward Hill Lamon
Arnold Schwarzenegger
as John G. Nicolay
Burgess Meredith
as Winfield Scott
Laurence Luckinbill
as Joshua Speed
E.G. Marshall
as Gideon Welles
Frank Langella
as John Wilkes Booth
Robert Vaughn
as Isaac Arnold
Eli Wallach
as William Crook
John Shea
as John Barnes
Rod Steiger
as U.S. Grant
Maureen Stapleton
as Sarah Bush Lincoln
Oprah Winfrey
as Elizabeth Keckley
Jill Clayburgh
as Emilie Todd Helm
Stockard Channing
as Clara Harris
Dabney Coleman
as Stephen A. Douglas
Ned Beatty
as Dennis Hanks
Keith Carradine
as William Herndon
Robby Benson
as William Stoddard
Philip Bosco
as Frederick Seward
Stacy Keach
as George McClellan
Barnard Hughes
as Horace Greeley
Fred Gwynne
as Edwin Stanton
Jim Dale
as Baltimore Correspondent
Blythe Danner
as Elizabeth Todd Edwards
Ossie Davis
as Frederick Douglas
Richard Dreyfuss
as William T. Sherman
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