The Day Lincoln Was Shot – 1956

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The Day Lincoln Was Shot (1956)
The day Lincoln was Shot - Lillian Gish Jack Lemmon
The day Lincoln was Shot – Lillian Gish Jack Lemmon
Directed by
Delbert Mann
Writing Credits (in alphabetical order):
  • Jim Bishop … (book)
  • Jean Holloway … (writer)
  • Denis Sanders … (writer)
  • Terry Sanders … (writer)
Lillian Gish as Mary Todd Lincoln
Filming Location:
Studio 43, CBS Television City – 7800 Beverly Boulevard, Fairfax, Los Angeles, California, USA
The day Lincoln was Shot text 1
as Mary Todd Lincoln, holds hands with Canadian actor Raymond Massey (1896 - 1983), as President Abraham Lincoln, as they watch a play from the balcony while American actor Jack Lemmon
The day Lincoln was Shot text 2
Charles Laughton, 1958
Charles Laughton, 1958
Shortly after the release of “The Night of the Hunter”, Laughton and Gish would be briefly together in a TV programme produced by Paul Gregory, “The Day Lincoln Was Shot”, in which some members of the cast and crew of “The Night of the Hunter” would be working as well. Laughton was the narrator of the story and Lillian Gish played Mary Todd (curiously, John Wilkes Booth was played by a young Jack Lemmon).
Jack Lemmon 1950s
This programme was an hiatus in the work which Laughton and the Sanders brothers were dpoing in the script of “The Naked And The Dead”. This work was never resumed: in the meantime, “The Night of the Hunter” failed at the box-office. Laughton and Gregory split their partnership. Laughton would never directed again, would never have the chance of working again with Lillian Gish.
Raymond Massey - Lincoln
Raymond Massey – Lincoln

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The day Lincoln was Shot - Ford Star Jubilee
The day Lincoln was Shot - Raymond Massey
The day Lincoln was Shot – Raymond Massey

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