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The President's Lady (1953)

 -  Biography | Drama  -  21 May 1953 (USA)
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The story of president Andrew Jackson from his early years, through his meeting with and subsequent marriage to Rachel Donelson Robards. The plot concentrates on the later scandal ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Rachel Donaldson
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Fay Bainter ...
Mrs. Donaldson
Whitfield Connor ...
Lewis Robards
Carl Betz ...
Charles Dickinson
Gladys Hurlbut ...
Mrs. Phariss
Ruth Attaway ...
Moll
Charles Dingle ...
Capt. Irwin
Nina Varela ...
Mrs. 'Peachblossom' Stark
Margaret Wycherly ...
Mrs. Robards
Ralph Dumke ...
Col. Stark
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The story of president Andrew Jackson from his early years, through his meeting with and subsequent marriage to Rachel Donelson Robards. The plot concentrates on the later scandal concerning the legality of their marriage and how they overcame the difficulties. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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21 May 1953 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Charlton Heston played Andrew Jackson a second time in The Buccaneer (1958). See more »

Goofs

Rachel talks about Andrew building her a home "with six columns" and we see the house, named The Hermitage. The house had three main iterations. The first was a simple New England style two-story wood frame home. That was later remodeled with the addition of wings and a wide veranda. The iconic image we have today (and how it still looks) was the third remodeling - but it was done after Rachel's death. Rachel may have involved in the plans for the renovations, but she didn't live to see the finished product. See more »

Quotes

Rachel Donaldson Robards Jackson: [to Andrew who is planning to dual with Charles Dickinson the following morning] Andrew, if I'm to be the cause of all your quarrels for the rest of your life, then you give me no choice. I must leave you! I will not let you be killed because of me, nor will I let you take another man's life. I must leave!
President Andrew Jackson: You'd leave me now??
Rachel Donaldson Robards Jackson: No! No! Oh Andrew, please, please don't do this! If Mr. Dickinson's bullet kills you, it kills me too! Let him say what he will about me!
President Andrew Jackson: No man can say what he will about...
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Possum Up a Gum Stump
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Words and Music by Urban Thielmann
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Enjoyable movie
12 June 2004 | by (California) – See all my reviews

A few years ago, I was channel surfing one weekend and saw this movie about to start on TCM. I think I was in 7th grade at that time and didn't really know much about Andrew Jackson and the ugly presidential election against John Quincy Adams in 1828. Anyway the movie is quite romantic and the two leads have great chemistry together. The ending was so sad. I know it's just a movie but it gave me a warmer interpretation of Jackson. And after learning more about in U.S. History, I understand his position in the Peggy Eaton affair. See who says you can't learn from watching movies? I certainly do. Oh and another poster asked if Rachel really died before Jackson entered the White House and to my understanding, she does.


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