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"The trouble is, when men start taking the law into their own hands they're just as apt in all the confusion and fun to start hanging somebody who's not a murderer as somebody who is. And then the next thing you know, they're hanging one another just for fun."
-Abraham Lincoln (Henry Fonda) persuades a vigilante mob not to lynch two young men accused of murder in Young Mr. Lincoln
(1939), a fictional portrayal of the future president as a novice lawyer in Illinois.
Thanks to Eric Altoon of Los Angeles.
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