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Tennessee Johnson (1942)

Passed | | Biography, Drama | December 1942 (USA)
A chronicle of the life of Andrew Johnson from his first arrival in Tennessee to his time as President of the United States.

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Eliza McCardle Johnson
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Mrs. Maude Fisher
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Blackstone McDaniel
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Coke
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Sam Andrews
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Senator Jim Waters
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Sheriff Cass (as Noah Beery Sr.)
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A chronicle of the life of Andrew Johnson from his first arrival in Tennessee to his time as President of the United States.

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Biography | Drama

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Campeão da Liberdade  »

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"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on July 5, 1943 with Ruth Hussey and Lionel Barrymore reprising their film roles. See more »

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Several scenes include the use of 48-star flags, not introduced until 1912. See more »

Quotes

Thaddeus Stevens: You're a great stickler for the Constitution, aren't you?
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The opening outline includes a disclaimer about historical facts being changed for entertainment purposes. See more »

Soundtracks

The Battle Cry of Freedom
(1862)
Written by George Frederick Root
In the score during the foreword, reprised in the score for the last scene
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" We hold these truths to be self evident and applies to all men "
28 April 2011 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

The name of this film is called " Tennesse Johnson " and relates the story of the 17th president of the U.S. Van Heflin stars as Andrew Johnson and Lionel Barrymore plays his chief adversary, Thaddeus Stevens. Having studied the life of Andrew Johnson and then watching this Black and White film, I found it to be a shoddy and haphazard biography of Lincoln's successor when the great man was assassinated in 1865. Still Van Heflin's performance produced a superior piece allowing the audience to glean a more sympathetic view of the often fiery and very vocal V.P. Ruth Hussey and Marjorie Main as well as Noah Berry Sr. add to this historical and memorable film. Although a bit flawed, the movie is worth viewing by anyone interested in studying the 17th President of the U.S. ****


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