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Magnificent Doll | 1946 | Ginger Rogers, David Niven

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Magnificent Doll | 1946 | Ginger Rogers, David Niven

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.
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Ginger Rogers as Dolly Madison
David Niven as Aaron Burr
Burgess Meredith as James Madison
Peggy Wood as Mrs. Payne
Stephen McNally as John Todd
Robert Barrat as Mr. Payne
Grandon Rhodes as Thomas Jefferson
Frances E. Williams as Amy
Henri Letondal as Count D’Arignon
Joseph Forte as Senator Ainsworth (uncredited)
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Director: Frank Borzage
US | 95 minutes | 1946

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