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Advise and Consent Advise and Consent, a windy, watchable backstage political drama, focuses on a Senate confirmation battle over the controversial...Advise and ConsentPT139M Advise and Consent, a windy, watchable backstage political drama, focuses on a Senate confirmation battle over the controversial...1990-09-21Charles LaughtonDon MurrayVideo Treasures
B+

Advise and Consent

Starring: Henry Fonda; Starring: Charles Laughton, Don Murray; Director: Otto Preminger; Author: Wendell Mayes; Status: In Season; Runtime (in minutes): 139; Distributor: Video Treasures

Advise and Consent, a windy, watchable backstage political drama, focuses on a Senate confirmation battle over the controversial appointment by the President of a liberal pacifist (Henry Fonda) to be Secretary of State. Although based on Allen Drury’s novel of Cold War red-baiting, Otto Preminger’s film is still headline-fresh. The movie’s topical plot twists include allegations of homosexuality and presidential incompetence. Best casting: JFK in-law Peter Lawford as a womanizing New England senator. B+

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