Terry Catchpole
September 21, 1990 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Advise and Consent

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
runtime
139 minutes
performer
Henry Fonda, Charles Laughton, Don Murray
director
Otto Preminger
distributor
Video Treasures
author
Wendell Mayes

We gave it a B+

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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