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The Gorgeous Hussy (1936)

Passed  |   |  Drama, History  |  28 August 1936 (USA)
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President Andrew Jackson's friendship with an innkeeper's daughter spells trouble for them both.

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John Eaton
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John Randolph
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'Rowdy' Dow
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Mrs. Beall
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Rachel Jackson
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Cuthbert
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It's the early nineteenth century Washington. Young adult Margaret O'Neal - Peggy to most that know her - is the daughter of Major William O'Neal, who is the innkeeper of the establishment where most out-of-town politicians and military men stay when they're in Washington. Peggy is pretty and politically aware. She is courted by several of those politicians and military men who all want to marry her, except for the one with who she is truly in love. Because of her personal situation at the time, she, in 1828, becomes the unofficial first lady to help her old friend - "old" both in terms of age and length of time - Andrew Jackson, who has just been elected President of the United States. Jackson and Peggy have the same political outlook, where the union of the states is paramount, especially when many states see their rights as being more important than the union. Jackson had a rough ride during the election in large part because his wife, Rachel Jackson, was seen as a pipe smoking ... Written by Huggo

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28 August 1936 (USA)  »

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$1,119,000 (estimated)
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Lionel Barrymore played U.S. President Andrew Jackson again in the 1952 Western, Lone Star (1952), his last film role. Beulah Bondi, who plays Rachel Jackson in this movie, is also in the later film in a different role. See more »

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America, My Country Tis of Thee
(1832) (uncredited)
Music by Lowell Mason, based on the Music by Henry Carey from "God Save the King" (1744)
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Crawford was not meant for period dramas
22 June 2003 | by (PA) – See all my reviews

Fanciful, but silly biography of Peggy Eaton (Crawford), a controversial figure during the Andrew Jackson administration in the late 1820s, and her relationships with influential men of that era. Semi-fiction story is "gorgeous" to look at thanks to elegant period settings and costumes, not so much the performances or script.


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