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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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Also Known As:

Campeão da Liberdade  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Trivia

"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 »

Goofs

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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Crazy Credits

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

Soundtracks

Battle Hymn of the Republic
(1861)
Music by William Steffe (circa 1856)
Lyrics by Julia Ward Howe (1961)
Played by a marching band when Lincoln wins the 1864 election
In the score at Lincoln's deathbed
Reprised in the score for the last scene
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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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