The Gorgeous Hussy

  • Film
  • Period and swashbuckler films
A lavishly appointed nineteenth century costumer in which Joan Crawford, as glamorous as she ever was, inveigles her way into a position of high influence in the White House of childhood friend Andrew Jackson (Barrymore, who steals the picture) - so much so that the President sacks his entire cabinet when rumours start to circulate. Crawford's role was based on the real Peggy Eaton, but it was Beulah Bondi, playing Jackson's bona fide wife, who came out of the film with an Oscar nomination.

Release details

Duration: 102 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Clarence Brown
Screenwriter: Ainsworth Morgan, Stephen Morehouse Avery
Cast: Joan Crawford
Lionel Barrymore
Robert Taylor
Melvyn Douglas
Franchot Tone
James Stewart
Beulah Bondi
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