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Advise & Consent ()


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Senate investigation into the President's newly nominated Secretary of State, gives light to a secret from the past, which may not only ruin the candidate, but the President's character as well.

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The President
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The Vice President
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Robert Leffingwell
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Senate Majority Leader
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Senator Seabright Cooley
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Senator Brigham Anderson
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Senator Lafe Smith
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Dolly Harrison
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Herbert Gelman
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Johnny Leffingwell
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Senator Stanley Danta
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Senator Fred Van Ackerman
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Ellen Anderson
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Hardiman Fletcher
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Senate Minority Leader
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Senator Orrin Knox
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Senator Bessie Adams
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Senator Tom August
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Senator Powell Hanson
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Senator Paul Hendershot (as William Quinn)
Tiki Santos ...
Senator Kanaho
Raoul De Leon ...
Senator Velez
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British Ambassador
Hilary Eaves ...
Lady Maudulayne
Rene Paul ...
French Ambassador
Michele Montau ...
Celestine Barre
Raj Mallick ...
Indian Ambassador
Russ Brown ...
Night Watchman - Mike
Janet Jane Carty ...
Pidge Anderson
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Rev. Carney Birch
Larry Tucker ...
Manuel
John Granger ...
Ray Shaff
Sid Gould ...
Bartender
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Frank Sinatra - on Recording at Gay Bar (archiveSound) (voice)
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Louis Newborn
Betty Murray ...
Lafe's Girl (as Bettie Johnson)
Meyer Davis ...
Director of Orchestra (as Meyer Davis and his orchestra)
White House Correspondents Association ...
White House Correspondents
White House Press Photographers Association ...
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Irv Kupcinet ...
Journalist
Robert C. Wilson ...
Journalist
Alan Emory ...
Journalist
Jesse Stearns Buscher ...
Journalist (as Jessie Stearns Buscher)
Milton Berliner ...
Journalist
Allan W. Cromley ...
Journalist (as Allen W. Cromley)
William Knighton ...
President of White House Correspondents Association
Guy M. Gillette ...
Senator Harper (as The Honorable Guy M. Gillette)
Henry Fountain Ashurst ...
Senator McCafferty (as The Honorable Henry Fountain Ashurst)
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Senator (uncredited)
Walter Bacon ...
Senator (uncredited)
Joe Baird ...
Senator (uncredited)
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Senator (uncredited)
Brandon Beach ...
Senator (uncredited)
Mario Cimino ...
Senator (uncredited)
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Senator (uncredited)
Paul Cristo ...
Senate Gallery Spectator (uncredited)
Harry Denny ...
Senator (uncredited)
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Senator (uncredited)
George Ford ...
Senator (uncredited)
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President's Secretary (uncredited)
Bobby Gilbert ...
Senator (uncredited)
Polly Guggenheim ...
Washington Socialite (uncredited)
Clive Halliday ...
Senator (uncredited)
Helen Hardin ...
Washington Socialite (uncredited)
Henry Jackson ...
Drink Refuser (uncredited)
Virgil Johansen ...
Senator (uncredited)
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Reporter in Senate Chamber (uncredited)
Joseph La Cava ...
Senator (uncredited)
Evelyn Lincoln ...
Washington Party Guest (uncredited)
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Senator (uncredited)
William Meader ...
Senator (uncredited)
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Senate Official (uncredited)
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Senator (uncredited)
Norman Papson ...
Gay Bar Patron (uncredited)
Charles Perry ...
Senate Gallery Spectator (uncredited)
Paul Power ...
Senator (uncredited)
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Senate Staff Clerk (uncredited)
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Senator (uncredited)
Clark Ross ...
Senator (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
Carlisle Runge ...
Washington Party Guest (uncredited)
Mrs. Carlisle Runge ...
Washington Party Guest (uncredited)
Dick Ryan ...
Senator (uncredited)
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Senate Staff Clerk (uncredited)
Louis Scheyven ...
Washington Party Guest (uncredited)
Mrs. Louis Scheyven ...
Washington Party Guest (uncredited)
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Senator (uncredited)
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Senate Gallery Spectator (uncredited)
Marion Lloyd Stearns White ...
Washington Party Guest (uncredited)
Hal Taggart ...
Senator (uncredited)
Wayne Tucker ...
Journalist (uncredited)
Harty Wadsworth ...
Washington Party Guest (uncredited)
Jerry Wadsworth ...
Washington Party Guest (uncredited)
Byron White ...
Washington Party Guest (uncredited)

Directed by

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Otto Preminger

Written by

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Allen Drury ... (novel)
 
Wendell Mayes ... (screenplay)

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Otto Preminger ... producer

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Jerry Fielding

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Sam Leavitt ... director of photography

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Louis R. Loeffler

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Lyle R. Wheeler ... (as Lyle Wheeler)

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Eli Benneche

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Del Armstrong ... makeup artist
Robert Jiras ... makeup artist
Myrl Stoltz ... hairdresser

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Jack McEdward ... production manager
Henry Weinberger ... unit manager

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Charles Bohart ... assistant director
Don Kranze ... assistant director
L.V. McCardle Jr. ... first assistant director (as L. V. McCardle Jr.)
Larry Powell ... assistant director

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Meyer Gordon ... property master
Arnold Pine ... construction manager
Saul Bass ... poster designer (uncredited)

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Leon Birnbaum ... sound effects editor
William Hamilton ... sound
Harold Lewis ... sound

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James Almond ... electrical supervisor
Saul Midwall ... camera operator
Emil Oster ... camera operator (as Emil Oster Jr.)
Morris Rosen ... key grip
Al St. Hilaire ... still photographer
Josh Weiner ... still photographer

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Bill Blass ... clothes designer: Miss Tierney
Hope Bryce ... costume co-ordinator
Michael J. Harte ... wardrobe (as Michael Harte)
Joe King ... wardrobe
Adele Parmenter ... wardrobe

Music Department

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Lee Osborne ... music editor
Murray Spivack ... music recordist
Ned Washington ... lyrics: "The Song from Advise and Consent"
Jerry Fielding ... conductor (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Kathleen Fagan ... script supervisor

Additional Crew

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Saul Bass ... titles designer
David De Silva ... production assistant
Allen Drury ... technical adviser
Florence Nerlinger ... production secretary
Otto Preminger ... presenter
Sol Schulman ... furs
Max Slater ... assistant to producer
Harry Winston ... diamond jewelry
John Dunaway ... production secretary (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

Robert Leffingwell is the president's nominee for Secretary of State. Prior to his approval, he must go through a Senate investigation to determine if he's qualified. Leading the Senate committee is idealistic Senator Brig Anderson, who soon finds himself unprepared for the opposition and political dirt that's revealed, including Leffingwell's past affiliations with a Communist organization. When Leffingwell testifies about his political leanings, he proves his innocence. Later, however, Anderson learns that he lied under oath and asks the president to withdraw Leffingwell from consideration, especially after the young senator and his wife begins receiving blackmail threats about a skeleton in his own closet. Written by Daniel Bubbeo

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Taglines Are the men and women of Washington really like this? See more »
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Also Known As
  • Advise and Consent (World-wide, English title)
  • Tempête à Washington (France)
  • Tempestad sobre Washington (Spain)
  • Sfatuieste si aproba (Romania)
  • Myrskyä Washingtonissa (Finland)
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  • 139 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Director Otto Preminger offered the role of a Southern senator to Martin Luther King Jr., believing that the casting could have a positive impact (despite the fact that there were no black senators at the time). King declined after serious consideration, as he felt playing the role could cause hostility and hurt the civil rights movement. See more »
Goofs When the roll call vote is being conducted on the motion to advise and consent to Leffingwell's nomination, Senator Van Ackerman's name is not called. Even though he had left the Senate Chamber, the clerk would still have called his name. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Henry Fonda: The Man and His Movies (1982). See more »
Soundtracks The Song from Advise and Consent See more »
Quotes Johnny Leffingwell: The phone - Senator Munson.
Robert Leffingwell: Tell him I've gone out.
Johnny Leffingwell: Why?
Robert Leffingwell: Because, Johnny, he'll want to do some things that might obligate me.
Johnny Leffingwell: I mean why do you want me to lie? If you're in, you're in; if you're out, you're out.
Robert Leffingwell: Son, this is a Washington, D.C. kind of lie. It's when the other person knows you're lying, and also knows you *know* he knows. You follow?
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