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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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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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A Dama Marcada  »

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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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Soundtracks

German Dances
(uncredited)
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
Arranged by Edward B. Powell
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beautiful movie, one of the best biopics ever of a President
29 June 2010 | by (France) – See all my reviews

I keep waiting to see this again on TMC. I wish I had been around to see these movies when they were first released, on the big screen. How amazing it must have been. There are some good movies released today, but on the whole, they are more childish and less adult and certainly less well scripted than movies like this.

I find it a heart-breaker, and I cry my head off at the end. Charlton Heston and Susan Hayward are magic together, and this movie is magic as well. It points back to a time when yes, there were huge flaws in Americans, racism, etc, but they were on the whole a prouder race, and had more to be proud of, if you ask me.

Charlton Heston and Susan Hayward serve as markers of the definitive pioneer spirit of Americans at that time, and as such they deliver outstanding performances as flawed but real and strong people fueled by the idealism of an America in a time of self-discovery.

I wish they could make movies like this, full of heart and devoid of PC.


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