The President's Lady

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The President's Lady is a 1953 biographical film of the life of American president, Andrew Jackson, and his marriage to Rachel Donelson Robards. The film was made by 20th Century Fox, directed by Henry Levin, and produced by Sol C. Siegel with Levin as associate producer. read more
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The President's Lady is a 1953 biographical film of the life of American president, Andrew Jackson, and his marriage to Rachel Donelson Robards. The film was made by 20th Century Fox, directed by Henry Levin, and produced by Sol C. Siegel with Levin as associate producer. The screenplay was by John Patrick, based on the novel by Irving Stone, the music score by Alfred Newman, and the cinematography by Leo Tover. The film stars Susan Hayward and Charlton Heston with John McIntire and Fay Bainter. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Art Direction: Lyle R. Wheeler, Leland Fuller and Paul S. Fox and for Best Costume Design: Charles LeMaire and Renié. Charlton Heston played Andrew Jackson once again in The Buccaneer.

Original Release

05/21/1953

Cast

Susan Hayward Rachel Donelson
Charlton Heston President Andrew Jackson
John McIntire John Overton
Fay Bainter Mrs. Donelson
Ruth Attaway Moll
Margaret Wycherly Mrs. Robards
Gladys Hurlbut Mrs. Phariss
Carl Betz Charles Dickinson
Charles Dingle Capt. Irwin
Ralph Dumke Col. Stark
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Henry Levin

Writers

John Patrick, Irving Stone

Cast

Susan Hayward Rachel Donelson
Charlton Heston President Andrew Jackson
John McIntire John Overton
Fay Bainter Mrs. Donelson
Ruth Attaway Moll
Margaret Wycherly Mrs. Robards
Gladys Hurlbut Mrs. Phariss
Carl Betz Charles Dickinson
Charles Dingle Capt. Irwin
Ralph Dumke Col. Stark
John George Spectator at Speech (uncredited)
Whitfield Connor Lewis Robards
Nina Varela Mrs. 'Peachblossom' Stark

Producers

Editors

William B. Murphy

1954 Oscar Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White Nominated
1954 Oscar Best Costume Design, Black-and-White Nominated
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