Tennessee Johnson

"From poverty to a president. A great American story!"
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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.

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| 1942 | 1 hr 43 min | 6.8/10
Cast
Van Heflin, Lionel Barrymore, Ruth Hussey, Marjorie Main
Director
William Dieterle
Language
English
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