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Advise & Consent

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Original title
Advise & Consent
Running time
139 min.
United States United States
Wendell Mayes (Novel: Allen Drury)
Jerry Fielding
Sam Leavitt (B&W)
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Columbia Pictures / Otto Preminger Films / Sigma Productions / Alpha Alpina
Drama | Politics
Synopsis / Plot
Robert Leffingwell is the president's candidate for Secretary of State. Prior to his approval, he must first 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 political dirt that's revealed, including Leffingwell's past affiliations with a Communist organization and blackmail about a skeleton in his own closet.
1962: Cannes Film Festival: Nominated for Palme d'Or (Best Film)
1962: National Board of Review: Best Supporting Actor (Burgess Meredith)
1962: BAFTA Awards: Nominated to Best Foreign Actor (Charles Laughton)
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