A chronicle of the political career of US President Woodrow Wilson.

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Senator Henry Cabot Lodge (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
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Colonel House
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The political career of Woodrow Wilson is chronicled, beginning with his decision to leave his post at Princeton to run for Governor of New Jersey, and his subsequent ascent to the Presidency of the United States. During his terms in office, Wilson must deal with the death of his first wife, the onslaught of German hostilities leading to American involvement in the Great War, and his own country's reticence to join the League of Nations. Written by Shannon Patrick Sullivan <shannon@mun.ca>

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August 1945 (USA)  »

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President Wilson  »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

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$2,000,000 (USA)
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film paints a rather saintly picture of Woodrow Wilson. In reality, he was a supporter of the Ku Klux Klan. See more »

Goofs

An establishing shot shows the Washington Monument reflected in the west Reflecting Pool, although the latter did not exist when Wilson entered office in 1913. See more »

Quotes

Woodrow Wilson: Well, Mrs. President...
Edith Bolling Galt: Woodrow!
Woodrow Wilson: What's on tap for today?
Edith Bolling Galt: [smiling] Don't you dare to call me that.
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A justified bomb
10 May 2005 | by (Philadelphia) – See all my reviews

I can see why this film was a bomb in its time and is all but forgotten today. I just saw it for the first time, and on a big screen.

I left after about 40 minutes. There simply wasn't one interesting or dramatic scene. Wilson was depicted as a wooden saint, and everything he wanted -- getting nominations, passing bills -- happened without any apparent effort by him as he sat quietly in a room and waited for everyone to come to their senses.

This film to be epitomizes the word dull. I can see why it's forgotten. It is simply bad bad bad bad bad.

I just added those to get to 10 lines. This film isn't worth spending more time talking about


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