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Tennessee Johnson (1942)

Passed  -  Biography | Drama  -  December 1942 (USA)
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The bio of Andrew Johnson from his first arrival in Tennessee to his rise to the Presidency of the United States.

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Eliza McCardle Johnson
Marjorie Main ...
Mrs. Maude Fisher
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Blackstone McDaniel
J. Edward Bromberg ...
Coke
Grant Withers ...
Mordecai Milligan
Alec Craig ...
Sam Andrews
Charles Dingle ...
Senator Jim Waters
Carl Benton Reid ...
Congressman Hargrove
Russell Hicks ...
Lincoln's Emissary
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Sheriff Cass (as Noah Beery Sr.)
Robert Warwick ...
Major Crooks
Montagu Love ...
Chief Justice Chase
Lloyd Corrigan ...
Mr. Secretary
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The bio of Andrew Johnson from his first arrival in Tennessee to his rise to the Presidency of the United States.

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Biography | Drama

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December 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Campeão da Liberdade  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Trivia

There was a protest from some sectors that the film distorted the life of Thaddeus Stevens (who initiated the impeachment proceedings against President Andrew Johnson). Additional filming occurred in October 1942, but it is not known if it was because of these protests. One line in the script (Stevens referring to Lincoln as "the old ape") was eliminated. Still, the film treats Johnson much more favorably than it does Stevens. See more »

Goofs

The Vice-Presidential oath administered by the Chief Justice is incorrect (using the Presidential oath, adding "Vice"). In reality, the Vice-President's oath is the same generic oath taken by a Senator or Congressman. See more »

Quotes

Thaddeus Stevens: You're a great stickler for the Constitution, aren't you?
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Crazy Credits

The opening outline includes a disclaimer about historical facts being changed for entertainment purposes. See more »

Soundtracks

Red River Valley
Traditional
Music by James Kerrigen
In the score introducing 1860
Played by a marching band when Lincoln wins the 1864 election
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Another Excellent Movie..lost in shuffle...
16 July 2003 | by (Fords,NJ) – See all my reviews

Never heard of this film until yesterday 7/15/03..and I am a film buff Thanks agaim to TCM... not sure of the historical 100 % accuracy but the main story is history: re: Andrew Johnsons Impeachment /came up during the Clinton impeachment trial... never knew this was filmed.. Van Heflin is brilliant..as the maligned president... as is the rest of the cast...Lionel Barrymore is especially excellent as he hams up the screen. Missed the first few minutes..cant wait till TCM schedules again!! Lost in the shuffle of great films released in late 30s early 40s ! Not to be missed


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