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First Lady

1937 1h 22m Comedy List
Reviews 29% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings In this political comedy, Lucy Chase Wayne (Kay Francis), who is a former first daughter and now wife of Secretary of State Stephen Wayne (Preston Foster), engages in a vicious rivalry with Irene Hibbard (Verree Teasdale), wife of hapless Supreme Court Justice Carter Hibbard (Walter Connolly). What begins as a contest for the attentions of young Sen. Gordon Keane (Victor Jory) quickly spins into a political intrigue involving divorce, bigamy and the presidential nomination. Read More Read Less

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Ann Ross Maclean's Magazine It's an amusing comedy, but Miss Francis acts as though she really believed it. Jul 23, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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Steve D Not the sum of its parts. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/12/24 Full Review Audience Member This is by far the worst movie I've ever seen in my life. Forget the story, the production mistakes shine through so strong that it doesn't even matter what's going on in the storyline. The acting is a new level of bad, the child actor is the worst actor I've ever seen in anything in my entire life. The lead actress is also terrible and you can see her trying to act scenes she doesn't have the range to pull off. The camera work is amateur, it seems like it was shot by a group of high school kids for their final project. If it was, and it was school, I'd give it a B, not even an A, because in my eyes a 12 year old can see the glaring mistakes on editing, so I know they saw them, ignored them, and published their movie anyway. Really bad job. All they had to do was sit in the editing room for a few hours and this movie could've been twice as good, but since they didn't, it was absolutely the worst movie I've ever EVER seen. I'd only recommend this movie to someone I didn't care about and wanted to sabotage, because that's what it felt like this movie did to an hour and a half of my life. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis In this political comedy, Lucy Chase Wayne (Kay Francis), who is a former first daughter and now wife of Secretary of State Stephen Wayne (Preston Foster), engages in a vicious rivalry with Irene Hibbard (Verree Teasdale), wife of hapless Supreme Court Justice Carter Hibbard (Walter Connolly). What begins as a contest for the attentions of young Sen. Gordon Keane (Victor Jory) quickly spins into a political intrigue involving divorce, bigamy and the presidential nomination.
Director
Stanley Logan
Producer
Hal B. Wallis
Screenwriter
Rowland Leigh
Production Co
Warner Brothers/Seven Arts
Genre
Comedy
Original Language
English
Runtime
1h 22m