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Ada (1961)

Not Rated | | Drama | 25 August 1961 (USA)
Bo Gillis is running for Governor. Steve writes the speeches, Sylvester runs the campaign and Bo plays the guitar. Everything is going according to the plan until a hooker named Ada is ... See full summary »

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Ada Gillis
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Bo Gillis
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Sylvester Marin
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Colonel Yancey
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Steve Jackson
Frank Maxwell ...
Ronnie Hallerton
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Alice Sweet
Ford Rainey ...
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Charles Watts ...
Al Winslow
Larry Gates ...
Joe Adams
Robert S. Simon ...
Warren Hatfield
Bill Zuckert ...
Harry Davers (as William Zuckert)
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Bo Gillis is running for Governor. Steve writes the speeches, Sylvester runs the campaign and Bo plays the guitar. Everything is going according to the plan until a hooker named Ada is setup with Bo one night. Even with her past, Bo decides to marry her, must to the astonishment of everyone. After the election, she has a created bio and is very adept at handling people. Bo Gillis, as Governor, finds that he has little influence as Sylvester runs the whole operation. Bo's function is only to sign what is given to him. But while Bo is weak and fails to push his reforms, Ada is strong and adept at doing what is best for Bo and her. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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25 August 1961 (USA)  »

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Ada Dallas  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Bo Gillis: You must have been a tough little girl.
Ada Gillis: I'm a tough big one, too.
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May the Lord Bless You Real Good
Written by Warren Roberts and Wally Fowler
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Ada may not be a great political film but it's pretty entertaining concerning the way it goes for elections and its aftermath
17 April 2016 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

The stars of this movie caught my eye when I checked this out of my local library, otherwise, I probably would have avoided it since it was such an obscure title. I just watched it with my mom who enjoyed it. I did too though I noticed it skimped on some details concerning the way corruption is possibly handled in politics. But it's fun seeing Dean Martin, Susan Hayward, and Wilfrid Hyde-White spar on screen as well as Ralph Meeker and Martin Balsam also around when it comes time to pick the good guys and the bad. Don't know if Dean's character is based on anyone from my home state of Louisiana who was elected governor but it's interesting when he's compared to some of them in other reviews on this site. Anyway, that's a recommendation of Ada.


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