The production is said to cost over $3 million and looks it. When there are crowds in the Senate, at the sundry political conventions, in the Palmer Stadium, on the campus, they are there in staggering, sizable numbers.
When the period of 1912-20 is recreated in Technicolor it is as authentic as it is splendiferous. All the detail of the White House decor of the Wilson administration; all the local color of the era and the day are faithfully brought to the canvas in a nostalgic, authentic fashion.
In fact, that is the keynote of Wilson – authority, warmth, idealism, a search for a better world. Through it all stalks a potent personality in Alexander Knox, a newborn star, supported by a flawless cast.
1944: Best Original Screenplay, Color Cinematography, Color Art Direction, Editing, Sound.
Nominations: Best Picture, Director, Actor (Alexander Knox), Scoring of a Dramatic Picture, Special Effects