Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Charles Laughton Recites The Gettysburg Address


On Nov. 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address. There are many screen versions of that famous speech, but British actor Charles Laughton's rendition in Ruggles of Red Gap (1935) is my personal favorite. Laughton is playing an English valet who quiets a rowdy saloon in the wild West with Lincoln's great speech on American democracy. 

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