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The Best Man (1964) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by Franklin J. Schaffner and produced by Lawrence Turman and Stuart Millar.

Academy Awards 1964 --- Ceremony Number 37 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Supporting ActorLee TracyNominated
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President Art Hockstader: [Slyly] You know, those rumors about you and lady friends... they won't do you a bit of harm.


President Art Hockstader: Major Bascomb... do I understand, by the way you are slowly beating around the bush, that Joe Cantwell is what we used to call a dee-generate?
Sheldon Bascomb: Yes, sir. That's just what I'm saying.
William Russell: I don't believe it. No man with that awful wife and those ugly children could be anything but normal.


William Russell: T.T. Claypoole has all the characteristics of a dog except loyalty.


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Ronald Reagan was rejected for a role in this film because a studio executive didn't think he had "that presidential look."
One of the filming locations is the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. In 1968, Robert Kennedy was assassinated here during his campaign to win the Democratic Party's nomination for president.
George Furth's first movie.
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