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Washington Story (1952)

Approved | | Drama | 18 July 1952 (USA)
Joe Gresham is a hard-working but reticent congressman from Massachusetts. Reporter Alice Kingsley arrives in Washington, DC hired by Gilbert Nunnally, a tabloid columnist and cynic who ... See full summary »

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Robert Pirosh

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Robert Pirosh
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Van Johnson ... Joseph T. Gresham
Patricia Neal ... Alice Kingsley
Louis Calhern ... Charles W. Birch
Sidney Blackmer ... Philip Emery
Philip Ober ... Gilbert Nunnally
Patricia Collinge ... Miss Galbreth
Moroni Olsen ... Speaker of the House
Elizabeth Patterson ... Miss Dee
Reinhold Schünzel ... Peter Kralik
Fay Roope Fay Roope ... Caswell
Dan Riss ... Bill Holmby
Joan Banks Joan Banks ... Mrs. Vatek
Raymond Greenleaf ... John Sheldon
Gregory Marshall Gregory Marshall ... Rodney Delwick
Perry Sheehan Perry Sheehan ... Secretary
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Storyline

Joe Gresham is a hard-working but reticent congressman from Massachusetts. Reporter Alice Kingsley arrives in Washington, DC hired by Gilbert Nunnally, a tabloid columnist and cynic who wants Alice to uncover a ripe political scandal. They target "No Comment Joe" Gresham, and she begins developing a story on him, telling him it will be a benign "profile." Gresham is struggling with a genuine legislative dilemma, weighing the funding of a ship building facility which would favor his own district against broader national defense requirements. To get to know him better-and to dig up some appropriate dirt, Alice agrees to travel with Joe to his home district, where she meets his mother and observes him in his local context. She finds Gresham's wholesome image appears unfeigned and becomes torn between her commission to write a "tell-all" story and her growing attraction to Joe. Written by Mike Canning (mpcanning04@gmail.com

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 July 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr. Congressman See more »

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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Great Patricia Neal Classic
20 January 2005 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

During the Second (2nd) Inauguration of President George Bush, this particular film was shown on American Movie Channel and since I had never viewed this film, it was a great opportunity. Patricia Neal, (Alice Kingsley),"The Fountainhead",'49, was very beautiful and young in this 1952 film and played a good girl and also a bad girl newspaper reporter who was after Van Johnson,(Joseph T. Gresham),"Clowning Around",'92, who was a young innocent Senator to the Washington circle. Alice Kingsley's main interest was to find some bad past history in his life in order to discredit him politically. There was a very romantic scene where Alice and Joseph have dinner and dance on an old Pirate Ship and seem to be falling in love. Louis Calhern,(Charles W. Birch),"The Asphalt Jungle"'50 along with Sidney Blackmer,(Philip Emery),"Rosemary's Baby",'68 gave great supporting roles to this film and were able to portray the tricky methods that are used by the old time politicians working behind the scenes. If you like Patricia Neal and Van Johnson from their past great films, then this is a good film to sit back and ENJOY.


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