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Tennessee Johnson

Drama

Not Rated

Box Office: $0.0M

Format

Boxart Format Release Date
Wrc br781352 Blu-ray MOD
UPC: 883929727056
11/10/2020
Wrc d781351d DVD MOD
UPC: 883929727049
01/12/2021

Release Dates

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In Theaters N/A
On 4K-UHD Not AvailableAlert MeRemind Me
On Blu-ray November 10 2020Now Available
On DVD January 12 2021Now Available

Product Details

PRINCIPAL CAST

Van Heflin, Lionel Barrymore, Ruth Hussey, Marjorie Main, Charles Dingle, Regis Toomey, Grant Withers, Lynne Carver, Noah Beery Sr., Morris Ankrum

DIRECTOR

William Dieterle

SYNOPSIS

During Hollywood's golden era, biographical dramas were often a big box-office draw, and Tennessee Johnson gave M-G-M an opportunity to showcase the impressive skills of studio newcomer Van Heflin, who had just earned a Best Supporting Actor Oscar * for the 1941 crime hit Johnny Eager. The studio found an ideal role for Heflin in Andrew Johnson, the Tennessee tailor-turned- senator who broke with the South, rose to the vice presidency under Abraham Lincoln and soon became -- after Lincoln's assassination -- the first U.S. president to face impeachment. With inspired direction by William Dieterle (The Life of Emile Zola), Heflin convinces as Johnson "by the sheer sincerity and strength of his performance" (The New York Times), while studio stalwart Lionel Barrymore portrays Johnson's nemesis, Thaddeus Stevens, and Ruth Hussey plays his devoted wife. As with most biopics of the era, the film should be viewed today as a reflection of Hollywood's tendency to take factual liberties in order to give audiences an uplifting story and, above all, entertain.

GENRE

Drama

RATING

Not Rated

RUN TIME

103 Minutes