A lavish biography of Woodrow Wilson, this film was Darryl F. Zanuck's first production after he returned from WWII service in North Africa. Knox plays the president, first as the head of Princeton University and the author of books on political theory. He is chosen to run for governor of
New Jersey and is such a success that he is soon running for president. He wins and during his first term WWI erupts in Europe. He is steadfast in his determination to keep the US out of the war, keeping with the largely isolationist sentiment of the country. Eventually, though, German attacks on
US merchant ships lead Wilson to declare war. After the war is won, thanks to the mas...