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.
Director: William Dieterle.
Stars: Van Heflin, Lionel Barrymore, Ruth Hussey, Marjorie Main, Regis Toomey, J. Edward Bromberg, Grant Withers, Alec Craig, Charles Dingle, Carl Benton Ried, Russell Hicks, Noah Beery, Robert Warwick, Montagu Love, Lloyd Corrigan, William Farnum, Charles Trowbridge, Lynne Carver, Russell Simpson, Morris Ankrum.