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Ada (1961)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 25 August 1961 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Susan Hayward ... Ada Gillis
Dean Martin ... Bo Gillis
Wilfrid Hyde-White ... Sylvester Marin
Ralph Meeker ... Colonel Yancey
Martin Balsam ... Steve Jackson
Frank Maxwell ... Ronnie Hallerton
Connie Sawyer ... Alice Sweet
Ford Rainey ... Speaker
Charles Watts Charles Watts ... Al Winslow
Larry Gates ... Joe Adams
Robert S. Simon 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, much 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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Behind-the-scenes story of a fabulous woman! See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ada Dallas See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This film was a disaster at the box office for MGM, resulting in a loss of $2,372,000 ($19.2M in 2017) according to studio records. See more »

Goofs

When Bo and Steve are in the car after the campaign rally at the beginning of the film, the scene through the rear window of their car is partially repeated on the rear-projection screen behind them. See more »

Quotes

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 tavmSee 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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