Watch The Abe Lincoln of Ninth Avenue - 1939 - Remastered Edition
- 1 hr 4 min
This Video set has the famous child star Jackie Cooper playing the title role of Jimmy, a newsboy-by-day/law student-by-night. Because he wants to pattern his life after the famous president, he has been given the nickname "Abe Lincoln of Ninth Avenue." Experience this classic drama, one of the true classics of the genre. THE PLOT: Jackie Cooper plays the title character, Jimmy, who is a newsboy who studies law at night and puts his foot down when mobsters want a piece of the action. Jimmy Keenan (Jackie Cooper) runs a newsstand in New York by day and goes to law school at night, meanwhile keeping tabs on a pack of young hooligans who are constantly troubling the boys who work for him. Extortion-gathering hoods threaten him and his crippled pal Gimpy (Martin Spellman) When the boys get into a fight with the gang, they are hauled before a kindly judge, and Jimmy defends them persuasively. Because he wants to pattern his life after the famous president, he has been given the nickname "Able Lincoln of Ninth Avenue." With Christmas just around the corner Jimmy is trying to cheer his handicapped friend into some Christmas spirit and plans a surprise for him. Alas his pop's gambling ways spoil the surprise as he gambles away the money meant for the Christmas treat. But the thoughtful judge comes along and invites Jimmy and his boys over for a Christmas feast, where Anne (Marjorie Reynolds), the judge's niece, is more than happy to meet all of them. But alls not well for Jimmy, his ...