Kay Thordyke loves Grant Matthews and helps him become Republican nominee for President. The party machine begins to worry as Grant begins to speak for himself. At an important dinner his wife Mary condemns corrupt politicians and Grant learns to speak out even more boldly.. Written by
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(at around 47 mins) Madams Matthews and Draper are having a cocktail in the study prior to Mr. Matthews's speech broadcast from home. They request another round, A tray of four is brought to them. Before it is set down, it's already seen on the table. A few shots later, the tray disappears then reappears. See more »
Another thing - he used to hate to hear me swear. Whenever I'd let with something, he'd smack me on my sitter, hard. I've done a lot of swearing on this trip.
And no smacks?
It's a small request, but I'd give anything for a good smack on my south end.
I wish there was something I could do about that.
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Adolphe Menjou's name is misspelled in the opening credits (as Adolph Menjou). See more »
This political drama is based on a play, and it sure looks like it. There are scenes after scenes with characters engaging in long conversations, mostly about politics. It basically looks like a filmed stage play and it soon becomes tiresome. Capra tries to break up the monotony by including a scene featuring planes barnstorming, but it looks out of place and feels tacked on just to make it cinematic. This is one of the weakest entries in the Tracy-Hepburn series, but the stars are not to blame. They try their best, but are let down by the material. Lansbury is fine in a role that's a precursor to "The Manchurian Candidate." Johnson provides the comic relief.
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