The Best Man
- Original title
The Best Man
- Running time
- 102 min.
- United States
Franklin J. Schaffner
Haskell Wexler (B&W)
Howard K. Smith,
John Henry Faulk,
Drama | Politics
- Synopsis / Plot
- Intellectual William Russell and down-to-earth Joe Cantwell are front runners for a party nomination that will almost certainly mean the Presidency. Cantwell is prepared to use anything to achieve his goal while Russell sees himself as a man of principle - though his philandering means he is relieved his wife is prepared to appear alongside him. Both men crucially need the support of the ailing President, and as the stakes become higher each team has to decide how dirty they are prepared to get.
: Nominated for Oscar: Best Supporting Actor (Lee Tracy)
: 2 Nom. Golden Globes: Best Supporting Actor (Tracy) and Actress (Sothern)
: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Drama Screenplay
: Karlovy Vary International Film Festival: Special Jury Prize
- Movie Soulmates' ratings
so you can access movie recommendations tailored to your movie taste.
- Friends' ratings
so you can check out ratings by your friends, family members, and like-minded members of the FA community.
Is the synopsis/plot summary missing? Do you want to report a spoiler, error or omission? Please send us a message
If you are not a registered user please send us an email to email@example.com
All copyrighted material (movie posters, DVD covers, stills, trailers) and trademarks belong to their respective producers and/or distributors.
For US ratings information please visit: www.mpaa.org www.filmratings.com www.parentalguide.org