While packing her belongings in preparation of evacuating the White House because of the impending British invasion of Washington D.C., Dolly Payne Madison thinks back on her childhood, her first marriage, and later romances with two very different politicians, Aaron Burr and his good friend James Madison. She plays each against the other, not only for romantic reasons, but also to influence the shaping of the young country. By manipulating Burr’s affections, she helps Thomas Jefferson win the presidency, and eventually she becomes First Lady of the land herself.
Director: Adele Cannon, Frank Borzage, John Sherwood
Actors: Burgess Meredith, David Niven, Frances E. Williams, Ginger Rogers, Grandon Rhodes, Henri Letondal, Joseph Forte, Peggy Wood, Robert Barrat, Stephen McNally