Darryl F. Zanuck’s Wilson

  • Mark Wheeler
Part of the The Evolving American Presidency Series book series


Wilson, the biographical film (biopic) about America’s twenty-eighth president, Woodrow Wilson, was produced by the studio mogul Darryl F. Zanuck at Twentieth Century Fox in 1944. Costly and ambitious, the movie was a prestige production for the studio and a personal crusade for Zanuck. Wilson marked the first time Hollywood had tackled the life of a recent president and its cast of characters included many real-life principals who were either still alive or remained vivid in popular memory.1


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