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Wilson (1944)

Unrated  |   |  Biography, Drama, History  |  August 1945 (USA)
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A chronicle of the political career of US President Woodrow Wilson.

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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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$4,000,000 (estimated)

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$2,000,000 (USA)
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This was, perhaps, the only box office disaster in the history of Hollywood to have received so many Oscar nominations (10), to have won as many Oscars as it did (5), and to have received so much critical acclaim. See more »

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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 »

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[last lines]
Woodrow Wilson: The President has nothing further to communicate. Good day, sir.
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Great history, great fun
13 December 1999 | by (New York, New York) – See all my reviews

This is biographical filmmaking at its best. Although it's a bit hagiographic, the film conveys entertainingly the outlines of Woodrow Wilson's public life. Alexander Knox portrays Wilson as a person who had great intellect, great passion for public policy, and enormous love for his family. The movie is especially good at bringing to life the characters whom Wilson crossed swords with. Clemenceau and Henry Cabot Lodge are especially vivid.

This movie is in splendid color, and of sufficient length to make it feel like an epic. I highly recommend it.


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