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First Lady (1937)

First Lady (1937)

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Based on the 1935 Broadway play by George S. Kaufman and Katharine Dayton, First Lady is not, as might be assumed, the story of the first woman president. The central character, played by Kay Francis, is the granddaughter of a president (though clearly inspired by Teddy Roosevelt's daughter Alice). Ms. Francis is married to Secretary of State Preston S. Foster, whom she hopes to propel into the White House. Her principal rival is the wife (Veree Teasdale) of a mildly corrupt supreme court justice (Walter Connolly). The rival is planning to divorce her husband and promote her own, younger presidential aspirant (Victor Jory). Kay retaliates by mounting a mock campaign for the befuddled justice--which snowballs into the real thing.

Cast

Kay Francis
as Lady Chase-Wayne
Anita Louise
as Emmy Page
Veree Teasdale
as Irene Hibbard
Verree Teasdale
as Irene Hibbard
Walter Connolly
as Carter Hibbard
Victor Jory
as Senator Keane
Louise Fazenda
as Mrs. Greevey
Marjorie Gateson
as Sophie Prescott
Marjorie Rambeau
as Belle Hardwick
Preston S. Foster
as Stephen Wayne
Eric Stanley
as Tom Hardwick
Henry O'Neill
as George Mason
Lucille Gleason
as Mrs. Ives
Sara Haden
as Mrs. Mason
Gregory Gaye
as Gregoravitch
Olaf Hytten
as Bleacker
Jack Mower
as Halloran
Joseph Romantini
as Senor Ortega
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