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Primary (1960)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 1960 (USA)
Cinéma vérité feature that follows presidential hopefuls John F. Kennedy and Hubert H. Humphrey during the 1960 Wisconsin primary.

Director:

Robert Drew

Writer:

Robert Drew
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Cast

Credited cast:
Robert Drew Robert Drew ... Himself
Hubert H. Humphrey ... Himself
Muriel Buck Humphrey Muriel Buck Humphrey ... Herself
Joseph Julian Joseph Julian ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Jacqueline Kennedy ... Herself
John F. Kennedy ... Himself
Robert F. Kennedy ... Himself
Joseph McBride ... Kennedy volunteer
Philleo Nash Philleo Nash ... Himself
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Storyline

It's the tail end of winter in 1960. U.S. Senators Hubert Humphrey and John Kennedy seek the Democratic Party's nomination for President. Wisconsin's primary - one of the few direct primaries at the time - is on April 5. We see both candidates on the road; it's retail politics, shaking hands, signing autographs, smiling. We hear part of a standard stump speech from Kennedy; we watch Humphrey talk to farmers in a rural hall. Kennedy is favored. We see his wife, his brother Robert briefly, and on election night his sisters Pat and Eunice. Jacqueline speaks a few words of Polish at a Milwaukee rally. The returns come in; it's on to Indiana and West Virginia. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Documentary

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Primárias See more »

Filming Locations:

Wisconsin, USA

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Production Co:

Drew Associates, Time See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Pierre Salinger is seen first 8 minutes in, at Kennedy headquarters speaking on the telephone about "moratorium on small nuclear arms testing." He worked on Kennedy's 1960 presidential campaign, becoming a leading figure in his campaign. When later John Kennedy was elected President, Mr. Salinger was appointed as his press secretary and, as such, was known for his wit, enthusiasm and considerable disdain for detail. Pierre Salinger also served as Lyndon Johnson's press secretary, and as a campaign manager for John's surviving brother, Robert Kennedy's 1968 presidential run, during which he was assassinated. See more »

Goofs

When Jacqueline Kennedy is singing along with supporters at a campaign rally, her lips are not in sync. See more »

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Featured in Der letzte Dokumentarfilm (2000) See more »

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When America was Great -- Before the Left Media got Control
13 September 2019 | by arfdawg-1See all my reviews

Primary is a 1960 Direct Cinema documentary film about the 1960 Wisconsin primary election between John F. Kennedy and Hubert Humphrey for the United States Democratic Party nomination for President of the United States.

Well, 1960 sure was a different time and place. But it's clear the left media fix was already in 50 years ago.

The most interesting thing in this not so interesting documentary is the scene of real people and how we lived back in a simpler time. It was truly when America was great.

Most of the cars in this movie appear to be from the '40s. And Humphrey rides around in a bus. It looks like a regular bus that you'd ride to work. Everybody seems to be wearing suits and hats and it was civil.

Why did the left ruin our country?


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