Advise & Consent (1962)
|Top Genres||Drama, Film Adaptation|
|Top Topics||Book-Based, Politics|
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Advise & Consent (1962) was a Drama - Film Adaptation Film directed by Otto Preminger and produced by Otto Preminger.
Advise & Consent: Franchot & PoliticsBy Franchot Tone Fan on Oct 30, 2016 From Finding Franchot: Exploring the Life and Career of Franchot Tone
When I learned of Pop Culture Reverie's timely Hail to the Chief Blogathon, I knew I had to write about Franchot Tone's portrayal of the fictional U.S. president in Otto Preminger's 1962 drama Advise & Consent. Last costarring with Bing Crosby and Jane Wyman in 1951's Capra film Here Comes the G... Read full article
You Otto See It: Advise & Consent (1962)By Google profile on Oct 22, 2008 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog
About MeBlogger, Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog and more. Please add my Google profile to your circles. Otto Preminger's Advise & Consent (1962) wasn't necessarily an enjoyable film to watch. I found myself wondering what the heck was going on for the first 30-40 minutes only to get it,... Read full article
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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.
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The blackmail attempt is based on the case of Wyoming Senator Lester C. Hunt, who was blackmailed by members of the Republican Party. Hunt was told by Sen. Styles Bridges that if he ran for re-election that November, the details of his son's arrest (for soliciting prostitution from a male undercover officer) would end up "in every mailbox in Wyoming". Hunt eventually agreed to step down, but eleven days later committed suicide in the Capitol.
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.
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