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Advise and Consent (6-Jun-1962)

Director: Otto Preminger

Writer: Wendell Mayes

From novel: Advise and Consent by Allen Drury

Music by: Jerry Fielding

Producer: Otto Preminger

Keywords: Drama, POTUS, Cold War, Blackmail, Gay, Mormons, Suicide, Washington DC

Political drama concerning the confirmation of the President's choice of Secretary of State, Robert Leffingwell. Accusations fly in many directions, such as Leffingwell's alleged communist ties, and alleged homosexual experiences of the investigating committee chairman, Brigham Anderson. Preminger purchased the rights to Drury's novel for $200,000 and made this film outside of the Hays Code.

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Edward Andrews
Actor
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Henry F. Ashurst
Politician
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Malcolm Atterbury
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Lew Ayres
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Henry Fonda
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Paul Ford
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Will Geer
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George Grizzard
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Tom Helmore
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Irv Kupcinet
Columnist
31-Jul-1912 10-Nov-2003 Kup's Column
Charles Laughton
Actor
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Peter Lawford
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7-Sep-1923 24-Dec-1984 Rat Pack member
Burgess Meredith
Actor
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Don Murray
Actor
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Walter Pidgeon
Actor
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Bill Quinn
Actor
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Frank Sinatra
Singer
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Inga Swenson
Actor
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Gene Tierney
Actor
19-Nov-1920 6-Nov-1991 Laura
Franchot Tone
Actor
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Betty White
Actor
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CAST

starring
Henry Fonda   ...   Robert Leffingwell
Charles Laughton   ...   Sen. Seabright Cooley
Don Murray   ...   Sen. Brigham Anderson
Walter Pidgeon   ...   Senate Majority Leader
Peter Lawford   ...   Sen. Lafe Smith
Gene Tierney   ...   Dolly Harrison
Franchot Tone   ...   The President
Lew Ayres   ...   The Vice President
Burgess Meredith   ...   Herbert Gelman
Eddie Hodges   ...   Johnny Leffingwell
Paul Ford   ...   Sen. Stanley Danta
George Grizzard   ...   Sen. Fred Van Ackerman
Inga Swenson   ...   Ellen Anderson
and the voice of
Frank Sinatra   ...   Singing Voice (voice)
co-starring
Edward Andrews   ...   Sen. Orrin Knox
Paul McGrath   ...   Hardiman Fletcher
Will Geer   ...   Senate Minority Leader
Betty White   ...   Sen. Bessie Adams
Tom Helmore   ...   British Ambassador
Rene Paul   ...   French Ambassador
Paul Stevens   ...   Louis Newborn
Russ Brown   ...   Night Watchman Mike
Malcolm Atterbury   ...   Sen. Tom August
Janet Jane Carty   ...   Pidge Anderson
Hilary Eaves   ...   Lady Maudulayne
Michele Montau   ...   Celestine Barre
J. Edward McKinley   ...   Sen. Powell Hanson
William Quinn   ...   Sen. Paul Hendershot
Tiki Santos   ...   Sen. Kanaho
Raoul De Leon   ...   Sen. Velez
Chet Stratton   ...   Rev. Carney Birch
Larry Tucker   ...   Manuel
Bettie Johnson   ...   Lafe's Girl
John Granger   ...   Ray Shaff
Sid Gould   ...   Bartender
Meyer Davis and His Orchestra   ...   Themselves
Raj Mallick   ...   Indian Ambassador
White House Correspondents Assn   ...   Themselves
White House Press Photographers Assn   ...   Themselves
Irv Kupcinet   ...   Journalist
Robert C. Wilson   ...   Journalist
Alan Emory   ...   Journalist
Jesse Stearns Buscher   ...   Journalist
Milton Berliner   ...   Journalist
Allen W. Crowley   ...   Journalist
William Knighton   ...   WHCA President
Guy M. Gilette   ...   Sen. Harper
Henry F. Ashurst   ...   Sen. McCafferty

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