Lincoln the Visionary—signing into law that act that will build a trans-continental raildroad, despite the protests of those arguing that such a further expense cannot by borne in a time of war. Played by Charles Edward Bull, The Iron Horse, 1924; directed by John Ford.
Lincoln the Martyr—felled by assassin John Wilkes Booth. Played by Frank McGlynn Sr., The Prisoner of Shark Island, 1936; directed by John Ford.
Young Mr. Lincoln. Henry Fonda, 1939. Directed by John Ford.