Lincoln (1974–1976)

Sad Figure, Laughing 

Lincoln's laughter, joking, and storytelling erode the confidence of his colleagues. Treasury Secretary Salmon P. Chase and his ambitious daughter Kate embark on an underhanded attempt to undermine Abraham Lincoln's 1864 reelection bid.

Director:

George Schaefer

Writer:

Jerry McNeely

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Hal Holbrook ... Abraham Lincoln
Sada Thompson ... Mary Todd Lincoln
Elizabeth Ashley ... Kate Chase Sprague
Roy Poole Roy Poole ... Salmon P. Chase
Severn Darden ... Gideon Welles
Norman Burton ... General Ulysses S. Grant (as Normann Burton)
Michael Cristofer ... John Nicolay (as Michael Ivan Cristofer)
Bert Freed ... Edwin Stanton
James Carroll Jordan ... Robert Lincoln
Jon Cedar ... Captain
Booth Colman Booth Colman ... Senator Samuel C. Pomeroy
Charles Macaulay Charles Macaulay ... Jay Cooke
Bartlett Robinson ... Bewhiskered Senator
Gene Tyburn Gene Tyburn ... Francis Bicknell Carpenter
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Storyline

Lincoln's laughter, joking, and storytelling erode the confidence of his colleagues. Treasury Secretary Salmon P. Chase and his ambitious daughter Kate embark on an underhanded attempt to undermine Abraham Lincoln's 1864 reelection bid.

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 1975 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Abraham Lincoln: [Lincoln hopes for an 1864 reelection nomination] Well, I still believe I have the support of the people.
Gideon Welles: I believe that too, but the people don't nominate; politicians do!
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