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Mr. Ace (1946)

Approved | | Drama | 2 August 1946 (USA)
A rich society woman uses a gangster to win a congressional election.

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Margaret Wyndham Chase wants to run for governor and approaches Eddie Ace, local political kingmaker/fringe gangster, to get his support. Ace's belief is that "beautiful women and politics do not mix" and he declines to help. She decides to play the game rough-and-tough without him, but he shows he is even rougher-and-tougher, and she gives up and withdraws from the race. But Ace has fallen in love with her at about the 45-minute mark and, with his new-found ardor for clean politics, he makes some (unclean) manipulations behind the scenes, and she is picked to run on an independent good-government ticket. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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L'amore può aspettare  »

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"The Hedda Hopper Show - This Is Hollywood" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on January 25, 1947 with George Raft and Sylvia Sidney reprising their film roles. See more »

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Eddie Ace: Some of our best politicians have never read anything but the racing form.
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Now and Then
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Written by Fred F. Finklehoffe and Sid Silvers
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Quite forward looking film
14 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Women in politics weren't common in 1947 when this came out. Therefore, this was a surprisingly straight forward look at the theme with an ambitious socialite who's no sweet "goody goody". I do agree with the reviewer who would have liked more emphasis on Sylvia Sidney and her campaign and less on George Raft and the inevitable romance.

And so this is disappointingly mediocre, not going where it could have gone. Even so, it's an interesting film to watch, especially in this age. And actually, I believe that it stands as a better "woman in politics" movie than most with the theme. Don't expect a gangster movie although Raft naturally is close to being one in this.


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