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Tennessee Johnson

Directed by William Dieterle
1942    1h 43m    Not Rated
This biopic focuses on Andrew Johnson, the first American president to be impeached. Initially an uneducated drifter who stumbles upon a job as a tailor in a Tennessee town, Johnson is taught to read by librarian and future wife Eliza, who convinces him to enter a local election; from there he rises swiftly. However, after inheriting the presidency in the wake of Abraham Lincoln's assassination, he finds himself on unsteady political ground.
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Cast of Tennessee Johnson
  • Van HeflinAndrew Johnson
  • Lionel BarrymoreThaddeus Stevens
  • Ruth HusseyEliza McCardle Johnson
  • Marjorie MainMrs. Maude Fisher
  • Regis ToomeyBlackstone McDaniel
  • J. Edward BrombergCoke
  • Grant WithersMordecai Milligan
  • Alec CraigSam Andrews
  • Charles DingleSenator Jim Waters
  • Carl Benton ReidCongressman Hargrove
  • Russell HicksLincoln's Emissary
  • Noah BeerySheriff Cass (as Noah Beery Sr.)
  • Robert WarwickMajor Crooks
  • Montagu LoveChief Justice Chase
  • Lloyd CorriganMr. Secretary
  • William FarnumSenator Huyler
  • Charles TrowbridgeLansbury
  • Lynne CarverMartha Lincoln
  • Russell SimpsonKirby
  • Morris AnkrumJefferson Davis
  • Dane ClarkWirts (uncredited)
  • Jeff CoreyCaptain (uncredited)
  • Jim DavisReporter (uncredited)
  • Will WrightAlderman (uncredited)

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