About the film
black and white
Release Date: December 08, 1946
|Slogan||:||«They spoke her name in whispers»|
|Production Companies||:||Hallmark Productions|
|Producers||:||Jack H. Skirball, Arthur Siteman|
|Writers||:||Irving Stone, Irving Stone|
While packing her belongings in preparation of evacuating the White House because of the impending British invasion of Washington D.C., Dolly Payne Madison thinks back on her childhood, her first marriage, and later romances with two very different politicians, Aaron Burr and his good friend James Madison. She plays each against the other, not only for romantic reasons, but also to influence the shaping of the young country. By manipulating Burr's affections, she helps Thomas Jefferson win the presidency, and eventually she becomes First Lady of the land herself.