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Wilson (1944)

Passed | | Biography, Drama, History | August 1945 (USA)
A chronicle of the political career of US President Woodrow Wilson.

Director:

Henry King

Writer:

Lamar Trotti (screenplay)
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Won 5 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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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 ... 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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NEVER SUCH DRAMA, SPECTACLE AND EXCITEMENT! (Print ad- The Union, ((Manchester NH)) 26 October 1944) See more »


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)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)| Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Numerous allusions are made throughout this film comparing Woodrow Wilson to George Washington, and more so to Abraham Lincoln, including musical cues used in prior Lincoln biopics. See more »

Goofs

When Ike Hoover, the White House head usher, tells the Wilsons upon their arrival, "We'll take the elevator up," the character's voice has clearly been looped over by another actor and is not that of the actor portraying Hoover, Roy Roberts. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Woodrow Wilson: The President has nothing further to communicate. Good day, sir.
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Featured in King of the Movies (1978) See more »

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Wonderful, breathtaking film
18 September 1999 | by Shannon-32See all my reviews

I have seen this film dozens of times and it never ceases to amaze me. Alexander Knox is wonderful as the college professor-turned politician who tried to keep the US of A out of World War I. I would recommend this to any history buff or anyone that likes documentaries.


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