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.
A profile of John Ford's early career and a talk show episode featuring Henry Fonda, both from the BBC
Archival audio interviews with Ford and Fonda, conducted by the filmmaker's grandson Dan Ford
Academy Award Theater radio dramatization of Young Mr. Lincoln, downloadable as an MP3 file