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When the women of America join together on election day and elect a Leslie McCloud as the US President, things get a little awkward. Especially for her husband Thad NcCloud. He, as First ... See full summary »

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Thad McCloud
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Raphael Valdez Jr.
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Doris Reid Weaver
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Sen. Walsh
Donald May ...
Secret Service Agent John O'Connor
Harry Holcombe ...
Vice President Bill Richards
Ahna Capri ...
Gloria McCloud (as Anna Capri)
Ronnie Dapo ...
Peter McCloud
Richard St. John ...
Jackson
Bill Walker ...
Joseph
Adrienne Marden ...
Miss Higgins
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When the women of America join together on election day and elect a Leslie McCloud as the US President, things get a little awkward. Especially for her husband Thad NcCloud. He, as First Husband, must take over the job as The First Lady, in the women's groups and garden parties. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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Last American studio film of Arlene Dahl. See more »

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When Mr. Leslie is examining the First Lady's Office in the White House, he reads off the names of the portraits of former First Ladies on the wall. One of them is "Mrs. Andrew Jackson." Actually, Jackson's only wife, Rachel Donelson Jackson, died in December 1828, after the Presidential election that elected her husband to his first term, but before he was officially inaugurated as President, so she never had the title of First Lady. Instead, Emily Donelson, a niece of President Jackson, served as his social hostess while Jackson was in the White House. See more »

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Thaddeus McCloud: I'm looking forward to some jolly times when I get to know your buzzers better.
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Extraordinary and Funny!
4 December 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Polly Bergen has just been elected President of the United States. That makes husband Fred MacMurray first lady. Even though he had his own business, he forgoes that to stay at home and becomes bored with the duties that are usually given to ladies in that position: planning the banquets, what's for supper, guiding the tours, etc. I was afraid this was going to be lame, not funny, and dated. But I was pleasantly surprised to find myself getting into it. It helps that Eli Wallach is given a larger-than-life character as a foreign diplomat asking for financial aid for his country that he misuses. It helps if you like Fred MacMurray. Arlene Dahl is an ex-suitor who still has a yen for Fred. She tries to coax him into bringing his reputation to her business, but he eventually backs out. Even the children have Secret Service following them throughout the day and that has its repercussions. Granted, it has its predictable humor about Fred as "a fish out of water." And, I agree with another reviewer that Rosalind Russell would have been a better choice than Polly Bergen, but, if you like the actors here, then you'll have a pleasant two hours with friends in some extraordinary conditions.


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