Abraham Lincoln (1924 film)

The Dramatic Life of Abraham Lincoln is a 1924 American feature film directed by Phil Rosen and written by Frances Marion.[1] By the date of release, the film's title was shortened to Abraham Lincoln, since the previous title was regarded as cumbersome.[2]

Abraham Lincoln
Dramatic Life of Abraham Lincoln poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed byPhil Rosen
Produced byAl Rockett
Ray Rockett
Written byFrances Marion (story and screenplay)
StarringGeorge A. Billings
Ruth Clifford
Irene Hunt
Louise Fazenda
Music byJoseph Carl Breil
CinematographyH. Lyman Broening
Robert Kurrle
Distributed byAssociated First National
Release date
  • January 21, 1924 (1924-01-21) (New York City premiere)
  • February 2, 1924 (1924-02-02) (U.S.)
Running time
120 minutes (12 reels); 150 minutes (15 reels) at NYC premiere
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)



The movie won the Photoplay Medal of Honor for 1924 given out by Photoplay Magazine,[3] the most prestigious American film award of its time.

Preservation statusEdit

Incomplete prints of the film, including some color-tinted and color-toned footage, exist in various film archives, including the National Film and Sound Archive and the Library of Congress.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ IMDB entry
  2. ^ "'Abraham Lincoln' To Be Title of Picture". Exhibitors Herald. January 19, 1924. p. 33. Retrieved November 20, 2017.
  3. ^ "Awards for The Dramatic Life of Abraham Lincoln (1924)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved September 24, 2013.
  4. ^ "The Dramatic Life of Abraham Lincoln". silentera.com.

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