Beulah Bondi Awards
Born on May 3rd, 1889
From Chicago, Illinois
When preacher Ethan Wilkins (Walter Huston) relocates to a small, hardscrabble town on the Ohio River, he's surprised by the poor treatment he gets from the locals, but bears it quietly. His son, Jason (James Stewart), however, hates the town. Against his father's wishes, he aspires to be a doctor, and demands that his mother (Beulah Bondi) sell off her few possessions to pay for his education. When the Civil War breaks out, he finds success as a surgeon, but is estranged from his family.
Barkeeper's daughter Peggy O'Neal (Joan Crawford), a close friend of U.S. President Andrew Jackson (Lionel Barrymore), becomes one of the politician's most trusted advisers in the wake of his wife's death, to the great dismay of both the cabinet and the cream of Washington society. As Peggy deals with vicious insults and rumors, she fights to keep the mounting opposition to her presence from destroying the special friendship she has developed with Jackson.