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Wilson (1944)

A chronicle of the political career of US President Woodrow Wilson.

Director:

Henry King

Writer:

Lamar Trotti (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alexander Knox ... Woodrow Wilson
Geraldine Fitzgerald ... Edith Bolling Galt
Thomas Mitchell ... Joseph Tumulty
Ruth Nelson ... Ellen Wilson
Cedric Hardwicke ... Senator Henry Cabot Lodge (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
Charles Coburn ... Professor Henry Holmes
Vincent Price ... William Gibbs McAdoo
William Eythe ... George Felton
Mary Anderson ... Eleanor Wilson
Ruth Ford Ruth Ford ... Margaret Wilson
Sidney Blackmer ... Josephus Daniels
Madeleine Forbes Madeleine Forbes ... Jessie Wilson
Stanley Ridges ... Dr. Cary Grayson
Eddie Foy Jr. ... Eddie Foy
Charles Halton ... Colonel House
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Storyline

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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DRAMA AND SPECTACLE UNPARALLELED! ENTERTAINMENT UNDREAMED OF! 12,000 PLAYERS! 200 MIGHTY SCENES! TOLD TO THE TUNE OF 87 BELOVED SONGS! (original ad - all caps)


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Darryl F. Zanuck's Wilson See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$2,000,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)| Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Features Alexander Knox's only Oscar nominated performance. See more »

Goofs

When Wilson is elected governor of New Jersey, the movie states that he won all 22 counties. New Jersey has (and had in 1910) only 21 counties. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Woodrow Wilson: The President has nothing further to communicate. Good day, sir.
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A justified bomb
10 May 2005 | by activeverbSee all my reviews

I can see why this film was a bomb in its time and is all but forgotten today. I just saw it for the first time, and on a big screen.

I left after about 40 minutes. There simply wasn't one interesting or dramatic scene. Wilson was depicted as a wooden saint, and everything he wanted -- getting nominations, passing bills -- happened without any apparent effort by him as he sat quietly in a room and waited for everyone to come to their senses.

This film to be epitomizes the word dull. I can see why it's forgotten. It is simply bad bad bad bad bad.

I just added those to get to 10 lines. This film isn't worth spending more time talking about


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