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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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Campeão da Liberdade  »

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Trivia

Film debut of Jim Davis. 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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When Johnny Comes Marching Home
(1863)
Written by Louis Lambert
(Psuedonymn for Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore)
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VAN HEFLIN IS GREAT!
16 July 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

OK, so it's not that accurate a portrait of the era and the writers may have fabricated "history" but that's Hollywood. Let's not under estimate Van Heflin. The guy was one of my favorites and terribly underrated. You can see all kinds of emotion in his eyes. He was not a very energetic actor like Errol Flynn or Tyrone Power nor did he have the matinee idol looks of a Robert Taylor but the guy was cerebral. He was brilliant in "Johnny Eager" and all but stole every scene he was in in "Santa Fe Trail". He excelled at complex characters.

I wonder what kind of career he would have had if he had lived longer.

Watch this movie with an open mind and really enjoy Heflin's acting.


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