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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

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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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Leather Britches
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Traditional
Arranged by Urban Thielmann
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Beside every great man stands a great woman...
20 August 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Surprisingly entertaining effort, with Charlton Heston once again rising to the occasion as Andrew Jackson. Susan Hayward meets him half way, and together they waltz arm-in-arm through trial and tribulation. Never boring, and boasting some fine action scenes (strategically placed throughout the film to ensure that it never lags), THE PRESIDENT'S LADY benefits as well from two exceptionally strong performances (Heston and Hayward have some genuine on-screen chemistry) and sure-handed direction by Henry Levin. And what an ending! Seek this one out. If you're a fan of fine films, you'll add this one to your list of movies to recommend.


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