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Director:
Writers:
Allen Rivkin (story) and
Lamar Trotti (story)
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Release Date:
28 May 1937 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Navy Lt. Richard Perry becomes an undercover man out to discover the leaders of a group of well connected... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
User Reviews:
An Affair with the President See more (9 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Robert Taylor ... Lieutenant Richard L. Perry

Barbara Stanwyck ... Lil Duryea

Victor McLaglen ... Jock Ramsay

Brian Donlevy ... Batiste Duryea

John Carradine ... Ed

Douglas Fowley ... Alec
Alan Dinehart ... Doc Keller
Sig Ruman ... Gus (as Sig Rumann)
Robert McWade ... Admiral Dewey

Sidney Blackmer ... President Theodore Roosevelt
Frank Conroy ... President William McKinley
Marjorie Weaver ... Miss Blackburn
J.C. Nugent ... Ernie
Tyler Brooke ... Specialty
Willard Robertson ... George Andrews
Paul Hurst ... Bowler
Douglas Wood ... Henry Maxwell
Jonathan Hale ... Judge
John Hamilton ... Warden
Joseph Crehan ... Priest
Mary Young ... Dowager
Maurice Cass ... Jeweler
Paul McVey ... Roosevelt's Secretary
Jayne Regan ... Girl with Roosevelt
Ruth Gillette ... Blonde
James Donlan ... Reporter
Davison Clark ... Tim
Fred Santley ... Boy
Helen Brown ... Girl
DeWitt Jennings ... Bradley Wallace (as De Witt Jennings)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lynn Bari ... Party Guest with Keller (uncredited)
Margaret Brayton ... Guest (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ... Reception Guest (uncredited)
Fred Cady ... Vaudeville Team (uncredited)

Lon Chaney Jr. ... Federal Agent in Baltimore Bank (uncredited)
Jack Chefe ... Nightclub Waiter (uncredited)

Gino Corrado ... Waiter at Reception (uncredited)
Don Craig ... Quartette Member (uncredited)
Bill Days ... Quartette Member (uncredited)
Eddie Dunn ... Prison Guard (uncredited)
Adolph Faylauer ... Dinner Guest (uncredited)
Al Ferguson ... Secret Service Man (uncredited)
Antonio Filauri ... Tony - Headwaiter (uncredited)
James Flavin ... Prison Guard (uncredited)
June Gale ... Girl with Keller (uncredited)
Homer Gayne ... Quartette Member (uncredited)

Eddie Hall ... Bowling Spectator in Last Row (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Reception Guest (uncredited)
Ben Hewlett ... Guest (uncredited)
Warren Jackson ... Waiter (uncredited)
Walter James ... Dinner Guest (uncredited)
John Lester Johnson ... White House Guard (uncredited)
Ethan Laidlaw ... Barfly (uncredited)
Tom London ... Lil's Flustered Spectator (uncredited)
James May ... Waiter in Saloon (uncredited)
Arthur McCullough ... Quartette Member (uncredited)
W.S. McDunnough ... Lyman J. Gage (uncredited)
Jack McHugh ... Newsboy (uncredited)
Ivan Miller ... Secret Service Man (uncredited)
Frank Moran ... Prison Guard (uncredited)
Philip Morris ... Prison Guard (uncredited)
John Nasborough ... Guard (uncredited)
Edward Peil Sr. ... Secretary Hayes (uncredited)
Russ Powell ... Bowling Spectator (uncredited)
John Quillan ... Page Boy (uncredited)
Arthur Rankin ... Assistant Jeweler (uncredited)
George Reed ... Watchman in Capitol (uncredited)
Charles Rice ... Vaudeville Team (uncredited)
Ruth Robinson ... Nun (uncredited)
Francesca Rotoli ... Nun (uncredited)
Don Rowan ... Guard (uncredited)
Dick Rush ... Policeman (uncredited)
Floyd Shackelford ... Porter (uncredited)
Frank Shannon ... Root (uncredited)
Lee Shumway ... Secret Service Man (uncredited)
Ben Taggart ... Police Captain (uncredited)
June Terry ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Dale Van Sickel ... Officer at Reception (uncredited)
Monte Vandergrift ... Policeman (uncredited)
Dorothy Vernon ... Gambler (uncredited)
Ernest Wood ... Mack (uncredited)

Directed by
William A. Seiter 
 
Writing credits
Allen Rivkin (story and screen play by) and
Lamar Trotti (story and screen play by)

Kubec Glasmon  contributor to screenplay construction (uncredited)
Wallace Sullivan  contributor to treatment (uncredited)
Darryl F. Zanuck  story (uncredited)

Produced by
Kenneth Macgowan .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Arthur Lange (uncredited)
Charles Maxwell (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Robert H. Planck (photography) (as Robert Planck)
 
Film Editing by
Allen McNeil (film editor) (as Allan McNeil)
 
Art Direction by
Rudolph Sternad (art direction)
 
Set Decoration by
Thomas Little (set decorations by)
 
Costume Design by
Royer (costumes)
 
Production Management
Darryl F. Zanuck .... in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Earl Haley .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Roger Heman Sr. .... sound (as Roger Heman)
Arthur von Kirbach .... sound (as Arthur Von Kirbach)
 
Stunts
Dale Van Sickel .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Mack Gordon .... music and lyrics by
Arthur Lange .... musical direction
Harry Revel .... music and lyrics by
Charles Maxwell .... music arranger (uncredited)
Jule Styne .... vocal supervisor (uncredited)
Paul Van Loan .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Jack Haskell .... dances staged by
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
100 min
Country:
Language:
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Certification:
Finland:K-16 | USA:Approved (PCA #3200) | USA:TV-PG (TV rating)

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Trivia:
One wonders why Patrick (Robert Taylor) never donned an evening suit in the club, because every other male was wearing one, especially as he was trying to blend in and infiltrate.See more »
Soundtrack:
Battle Hymn of the RepublicSee more »

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10 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
An Affair with the President, 26 November 2000
Author: shrine-2

Did anyone watching this movie wonder if President McKinley got assassinated, because of his secret attempt to unmask one of his confidantes as the kingpin of a crime syndicate? It's a question that was left unexplored here, because, I take it, Americans of the thirties never saw the event as anything but the act of a lone fanatic instead of as a conspiracy. After all, audiences were still recovering from the aftermath of a Depression, and the movies of the time were more concerned with stamping out the Little Caesars and Duke Santees of the day than uncovering political corruption. Allan Rivkin ("The Farmer's Daughter") wrote an interesting story about a naval officer (Robert Taylor) who, in secret correspondence with McKinley, uncovers the linchpin behind a wave of bank robberies in the upper Midwest centered in, of all places, St. Paul, Minnesota. The screenplay gets sanctimonious in the hands of Lamar Trotti, and the script did not inspire William Seiter to more imaginative heights. Brian Donlevy plays the crime boss with his usual menace, while Barbara Stanwyck (of all people) as his half-sister is made to sing (She's barely on-key, like Marlene Dietrich in "The Blue Angel.") and wear big, floppy hats--even in her stage act. The only one I've ever seen on screen who could pull off wearing headgear like these is Mae West, and she was at least in on the joke. Stanwyck, on the other hand, is forced to be unswervingly sincere throughout. Her character Lil and the officer idle on Lake Como and get serious about each other, much to the dismay of Victor MacLaglen who's Donlevy's sidekick, prone to playing practical jokes, and thinks he has it in with her. The acting is uniformly bad; I guess Stanwyck and Taylor were too much in love at the time to care. The story deserved better than this. A secret only you and the President share you would think should take precedence over run-of-the mill movie romance. Unless it involves a cigar and a stained dress...

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