The President's Lady

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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 & Crew

Charlton Heston
President Andrew Jackson
Susan Hayward
Rachel Donaldson
John McIntire
John Overton
Fay Bainter
Mrs. Donaldson
Whitfield Connor
Lewis Robards
Carl Betz
Charles Dickinson
Gladys Hurlbut
Mrs. Phariss
John Patrick
Screenwriter
Alfred Newman
Original Music
Leo Tover
Cinematographer
William B. Murphy
Film Editor
Leland Fuller
Art Director
Lyle R. Wheeler
Art Director
Paul S. Fox
Set Decoration
Charles Le Maire
Costume Designer
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Critic Reviews for The President's Lady

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  • The stars make sincere and energetic but hardly memorable protagonists.

    June 18, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Through it all, Charlton Heston supplies the kind of ammunition to this film that is as loaded as any carbine slung across his broad shoulders.

    February 23, 2012 | Full Review…

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  • The President's Lady is a studiously dull picture about wild young Andrew Jackson and the trouble he had with the divorce laws of his time.

    November 24, 2020 | Full Review…
  • One of the better biographical films made by Hollywood.

    June 18, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The President's Lady

  • Nov 10, 2008
    Wonderful retelling of the love story between Rachel and Andrew Jackson. Susan Hayward and Charlton Heston make a perfect team her balance of warmth and grit softens his customary stiffness and rectitude. The ending is a tearjerker deluxe.
    jay n Super Reviewer

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