The President's Lady

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The President's Lady
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Original French film poster
Directed by Henry Levin
Produced by Sol C. Siegel
Written by Irving Stone (novel)
John Patrick
Starring Susan Hayward
Charlton Heston
Music by Alfred Newman
Cinematography Leo Tover
Edited by William B. Murphy
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date
May 21, 1953 (1953-05-21)
Running time
97 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $1,475,000[1]
Box office $1.35 million (US rentals)[2]

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 1951 novel by Irving Stone, the music score by Alfred Newman, and the cinematography by Leo Tover.[3][4]

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.[5]

Charlton Heston played Andrew Jackson once again in The Buccaneer.



  1. ^ Solomon, Aubrey. Twentieth Century Fox: A Corporate and Financial History (The Scarecrow Filmmakers Series). Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, 1989. ISBN 978-0-8108-4244-1. p248
  2. ^ 'The Top Box Office Hits of 1953', Variety, January 13, 1954
  3. ^ "Tribute to Jackson and His Wife". The New York Times. May 22, 1953. Retrieved May 31, 2017. 
  4. ^ Krebs, Albin (August 28, 1989). "Irving Stone, Author of 'Lust for Life,' Dies at 86". The New York Times. Retrieved May 31, 2017. 
  5. ^ "NY Times: The President's Lady". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-12-21. 

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