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The Best Man (5-Apr-1964)

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner

Writer: Gore Vidal

From a play by: Gore Vidal

Music by: Mort Lindsey

Producers: Stuart Millar; Lawrence Turman

Keywords: Drama, Election

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Edie Adams
Actor
16-Apr-1925 15-Oct-2008 Lover Come Back
Richard Arlen
Actor
1-Sep-1898 28-Mar-1976 Island of Lost Souls
Shelley Berman
Comic
3-Feb-1926   Inside Shelley Berman
Marie Blake
Actor
21-Aug-1895 14-Jan-1978 Grandmama on The Addams Family
Henry Fonda
Actor
16-May-1905 12-Aug-1982 12 Angry Men
George Furth
Playwright
14-Dec-1932 11-Aug-2008 Company
Mahalia Jackson
Singer
26-Oct-1911 27-Jan-1972 Queen of Gospel Music
Margaret Leighton
Actor
26-Feb-1922 13-Jan-1976 The Go-Between
Kevin McCarthy
Actor
15-Feb-1914 11-Sep-2010 Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Gene Raymond
Actor
13-Aug-1908 2-May-1998 Red Dust
Cliff Robertson
Actor
9-Sep-1923 10-Sep-2011 Uncle Ben in Spider-Man
Howard K. Smith
Journalist
12-May-1914 15-Feb-2002 Face the Nation
Ann Sothern
Actor
22-Jan-1909 15-Mar-2001 Private Secretary
Lee Tracy
Actor
14-Apr-1898 18-Oct-1968 Crashing Hollywood

CAST

Henry Fonda   ...   William Russell
Cliff Robertson   ...   Joe Cantwell
Edie Adams   ...   Mabel Cantwell
Margaret Leighton   ...   Alice Russell
Shelley Berman   ...   Sheldon Bascomb
Lee Tracy   ...   Art Hockstader
and
Ann Sothern   ...   Mrs. Gamadge
co-starring
Gene Raymond   ...   Don Cantwell
Kevin McCarthy   ...   Dick Jensen
and
Mahalia Jackson   ...   Herself
Howard K. Smith   ...   Himself
John Henry Faulk   ...   T. T. Claypoole
Richard Arlen   ...   Oscar Anderson
Penny Singleton   ...   Mrs. Claypoole
George Kirgo   ...   Speechwriter
with
George Furth   ...   Tom
Ann Newman   ...   Janet
Mary Lawrence   ...   Mrs. Merwin
H. E. West   ...   Sen. Lazarus
Michael MacDonald   ...   Zealot
William R. Ebersol   ...   Gov. Merwin
Natalie Masters   ...   Mrs. Anderson
Marie Blake   ...   Cleaning Woman
Bill Stout   ...   Himself
Tyler McVey   ...   Chairman
Sherwood Keith   ...   Doctor

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