• The President's Lady (1953)

The President's Lady

Release Date: 1953

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary

Future president Andrew Jackson (Charlton Heston) rises to fame as a military hero and rescues love of his life Rachel Donelson (Susan Hayward) from an abusive marriage. A man from Tennessee -- which was at the time the edge of the American frontier -- Jackson endures as his critics and opponents characterize him as a rogue from the lawless West. But when his rival, Charles Dickinson (Carl Betz), insults Rachel, Jackson challenges him to a duel that results in a national controversy.

Cast: Charlton Heston, Susan Hayward, John McIntire, Fay Bainter, Whitfield Connor, Carl Betz, Gladys Hurlbut, Ruth Attaway

Director: Henry Levin

Genres: Historical drama

Keywords: Love , Transformation , Melodramatic , Amusing , Underdog , Rise , Wife , Love triangle , Rivalry , Marriage ,

Awards

Nominated Costume Design (Black-and-White)
Nominated Art Direction (Black-and-White)