Omnibus. James Agee's Mr. Lincoln and the Civil War

Format: DVD 2012
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'Mr. Lincoln' (1952) was an ambitious five-part biographical drama by renowned author, screenwriter and film critic James Agee that revealed the early life of America's foremost political icon. Three additional Civil War-themed Omnibus presentations: 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' (1955), an excerpt from the Harriet Beecher Stowe classic adapted by Ellen Violett; 'The Four Flags of the Confederacy' (1955), a 14-minute historical feature by Arnold Sundgaard; and 'Lee at Gettysburg' (1957), a three-act play.
Mr. Lincoln / written by James Agee ; directed by Norman Lloyd ; produced for Omnibus by Richard de Rochemont
Uncle Tom's Cabin / adapted by Ellen Violett ; directed by Seymour Robbie
The four flags of the Confederacy / written by Arnold Sundgaard ; directed by Seymour Robbie
Lee at Gettysburg / written by Alvin Sapinsley ; directed by Delbert Mann.

Additional Information
Series Archive of American Television presents.
Subjects Lincoln, Abraham, -- 1809-1865.
Presidents -- United States -- Biography.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Documentary television programs.
Biographical television programs.
Historical television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Publisher Port Washington, NY :Entertainment One,2012
Edition Full screen.
Other Titles Omnibus (Television program : 1952-1961)
James Agee's Mr. Lincoln and the Civil War
Mr. Lincoln and the Civil War
Mister Lincoln and the Civil War
Contributors Agee, James, 1909-1955, screenwriter.
Violett, Ellen, screenwriter.
Sundgaard, Arnold, 1909-2006, screenwriter.
Sapinsley, Alvin, screenwriter.
Lloyd, Norman, 1914-2021 director.
Robbie, Seymour, director.
Mann, Delbert, 1920-2007, director.
De Rochemont, Richard, producer.
Cines, Eugene, 1918-2004, composer.
Selinsky, Wladimir, 1910-1984, composer.
Dano, Royal, 1922-1994, actor.
Roos, Joanna, 1901-1989, actor.
Elder, Dorothy, actor.
O'Connell, Arthur, 1908-1981, actor.
Daly, James, 1918-1978, actor.
Kraushaar, Raoul, 1908-2001, actor.
Robert Saudek Associates, production company.
Entertainment One (Firm : India), publisher.
Participants/Performers Royal Dano, Joanna Roos, Dorothy Elder, Arthur O'Connell, James Daly, Ralph Stanley.
Other Contributors Photography, Marcel Rebiere ; editor, Morrie Roizman ; music, Eugene Cines, Wladimir Selinsky.
Language English
Notes Title from container.
Originally broadcast in 1952 on the television series Omnibus.
Special features include: Lincoln and Ann Rutledge discussed by historian Allan Nevins and author James Agee (1953); Interview with USN Capt. John M. Ellicott (1955), who witnessed the Civil War duel of the first ironclad warships, Monitor vs Virginia (a.k.a. Merrimack), and fought 36 years later at the Battle of Manila Bay; historical analysis from author Jeffrey Couchman, with contributions by the Archive of American Television.
System Details DVD; full screen (4x3) presentation; mono.
Description 2 videodiscs (244 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([20] pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
ISBN 1417233605
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