About the film
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Release Date: December 01, 1942
|Slogan||:||«From poverty to a president. A great American story!»|
|Production Companies||:||Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Hellfire Pictures|
|Producers||:||J. Walter Ruben, Irving Asher|
|Writers||:||John L. Balderston, Wells Root|
The tumultuous presidency of 17th-president Andrew Johnson is chronicled in this biopic. The story begins with Johnson's boyhood and covers his early life. During the Civil War, Johnson stays a staunch Unionist and upon Lincoln's reelection in 1864, becomes his Vice President. After Lincoln's assassination, Johnson becomes the President and became the first U.S. president ever to be impeached.