Tennessee Johnson Poster

Release Date: 1942

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary
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 (Van Heflin) is taught to read by librarian and future wife, Eliza (Ruth Hussey). Eliza convinces him to enter a local election, and, from there, Johnson rises swiftly. However, after inheriting the presidency in the wake of Abraham Lincoln's assassination, he finds himself on unsteady political ground.

Cast: Van Heflin, Lionel Barrymore, Ruth Hussey, Marjorie Main, Charles Dingle, Regis Toomey, Grant Withers, Lynne Carver

Director: William Dieterle

Genres: Historical drama

Production Co: Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Keywords: Small town, Transformation, Rise, Intense, Fall, Melodramatic

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