The Gorgeous Hussy (1936)





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In this historically-based film, Peggy O'Neal Eaton meets a number of important political figures when they stay at her father's Washington, D.C. inn. When Peggy becomes close friends with President Andrew Jackson and his wife Rachel, disapproving society members attempt to destroy her reputation and bring shame upon her family.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Kids & Family, Romance, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Ainsworth Morgan, Stephen Morehouse Avery
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 24, 1992



as Peggy Eaton

as 'Bow' Timberlake

as Andrew Jackson

as John Eaton

as 'Rowdy' Dow

as John Randolph

as Rachel

as Mrs. Beall

as Sunderland

as Cuthbert

as Lady Vaughn

as Daniel Webster

as Maj. O'Neal

as Emily Donaldson

as Louisa Abbott

as John C. Calhoun

as Maybelle

as Mrs. Bellamy

as Aunt Sukey

as Martin Van Buren

as Secretary Ingham

as Mrs. Oxenrider

as Herr Oxenrider

as Slave Dealer

as Bartender

as Mrs. Bellamy

as Mrs. Wainwright

as Major-Domo

as Dutch Minister's Wif...

as Tompkins

as Agitator

as Agitator

as Agitator

as Mrs. Daniel Beall

as Auctioneer

as Slave Buyer

as Officer

as Commander

as Agitator

as Navigator
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Critic Reviews for The Gorgeous Hussy

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

This MGM fictionalized historical drama tries but doesn't always succeed to be a good star vehicle for Joan Crawford (as Peggy Eaton) as well as a biopic of President Andrew Jackson.

Full Review… | January 19, 2011

Audience Reviews for The Gorgeous Hussy


The basic story isn't the problem and could make an interesting film but this ain't it! Joan is completely wrong in a period piece far to contemporary in action and deed, she takes the rest of the cast down with her.

jay nixon

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