The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2

Wilson. 1944. USA. Directed by Henry King. Screenplay by Lamar Trotti. With Vincent Price, Alexander Knox, Geraldine Fitzgerald. 35mm print. 154 min.

New York Times film critic Bosley Crowther called this political biopic a “commanding screen biography of Woodrow Wilson, the twenty-eighth President of the United States.” Vincent Price plays William Gibbs McAdoo, a member of the Progressive movement in the Democratic party who was appointed Secretary of the Treasury by Wilson, a post he held from 1913 to 1918. McAdoo also sat as a Senator from California from 1933 to 1938.

This film accompanies Modern Matinees: Vincent Price.