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Wilson (1944)




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This film tells the life story of Woodrow Wilson, 28th president of the United States. The story begins in 1912, with Wilson as the head of Princeton University. Urged into running for Governor of New Jersey by the local political machine, Wilson soon proves that he is his own man

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Alexander Knox
as Woodrow Wilson
Geraldine Fitzgerald
as Edith Bolling Galt
Charles Coburn
as Professor Henry Holmes
Thomas Mitchell
as Joseph Tumulty
Ruth Nelson
as Ellen Wilson
Cedric Hardwicke
as Henry Cabot Lodge
Vincent Price
as William G. McAdoo
William Eythe
as George Felton
Mary Anderson
as Eleanor Wilson
Ruth Ford
as Margaret Wilson
Madeleine Forbes
as Jessie Wilson
Sidney Blackmer
as Josephus Daniels
Stanley Ridges
as Adm. Grayson
Eddie Foy Jr.
as Eddie Foy
Charles Halton
as Col. House
Thurston Hall
as Sen. E.H. Jones
J.M. Kerrigan
as Edward Sullivan
James Rennie
as Jim Beeker
Katherine Locke
as Helen Bones
Stanley Logan
as Sec. Robert Lansing
Marcel Dalio
as Georges Clemenceau
Edwin Maxwell
as William Jennings Bryan
Clifford Brooke
as David Lloyd George
Tonio Selwart
as Von Bernstorff
John Ince
as Sen. Watson
Charles Miller
as Sen. Bromfield
Arthur Loft
as Secretary Lane
Russell Gaige
as Secretary Colby
Jamesson Shade
as Secretary Payne
Reginald Sheffield
as Secretary Newton D. Baker
Robert Middlemass
as Secretary Garrison
Matt Moore
as Secretary Burleson
George Anderson
as Secretary Houston
Robert Barron
as Secretary Meredith
Paul Everton
as Judge Westcott
Arthur Space
as Francis Sayre
Roy Roberts
as Ike Hoover
Francis X. Bushman
as Barney Baruch
Cy Kendall
as Charles F. Murphy
Sam Harris
as Gen. Bliss
Hilda Plowright
as Jeannette Rankin
Joseph J. Greene
as Chief Justice White
Ralph Dunn
as Robert La Follette
Davison Clark
as Champ Clark
Ferris Taylor
as Missouri Speaker at Convention
Ken Christy
as Alabama Speaker at Convention
Guy D'Ennery
as Minor Role
Antonio Filauri
as Minor Role
Gus Glassmire
as Minor Role
Isabel Randolph
as Housekeeper
Jess Lee Brooks
as White House Servant from Georgia
Gladden James
as Minor Role
Frank Dawson
as Minor Role
Larry McGrath
as William B. Wilson, Secretary of Labor
Ralph Linn
as Minor Role
Russ Clark
as Minor Role
Ed Mundy
as Minor Role
Aubrey Mather
as Hughes' Butler
Jesse Graves
as Minor Role
Dell Henderson
as Minor Role
John Ardell
as Minor Role
George Mathews
as Army Sergeant
John Whitney
as Minor Role
Harry Tyler
as Streetcar Conductor
Harry Carter
as Minor Role
Jessie Grayson
as Minor Role
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Critic Reviews for Wilson

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4)

Through it all stalks a potent personality in Alexander Knox, a newborn star, supported by a flawless cast.

July 7, 2010 | Full Review…

The result's handsome, worthy and solemn.

January 26, 2006 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Much of the film's exceptional quality is due to the performance of Alexander Knox in the title role.

May 20, 2003 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Henry King's treatment of the life of Woodrow Wilson is stolid and respectful; it never dares the intimacy that Ford brought to bear on Lincoln, and so it never achieves Ford's mythic heights.

January 1, 2000

[A] magnificent drama. [Full review in Spanish]

September 18, 2019 | Full Review…

A lavish biography of Woodrow Wilson.

January 31, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Wilson

The contributions of Woodrow Wilson are often overshadowed by the tales of other Presidents. I think there is a much needed desire to take a look bad. Somehow this is listed as a Leonardo DiCaprio film even though it is from 1944. Don't know what is going on here but I can tell you for a fact that Leo is nowhere to be seen.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer


Well crafted and loving portrait of the 28th president. Gives short shift to Edith Wilson's time basely running the country in her husband's stead when he's laid low by a stroke but otherwise through look at Wilson's life.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Good actors, but extremely boring and long!

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

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