Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The Crisis -- Febrruary 12, 2014

In honor of Abraham Lincoln's 205th birthday, here is an ad for The Crisis, a 1916 film based on a Civil War novel by Winston Churchill, an American who was not related to the British (and half-American) statesman.  The film was produced by the Selig Polyscope Company but released on a states rights basis.  Actor Sam Dade Drane played Lincoln. 

In the book, Lincoln appeared only twice, but the big events of the story, from the 1860 presidential nominations to the end of the Civil War, are driven by Lincoln and his ideas. 

The ad above is from the 11-November-1916 Moving Picture World

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