Journalist Steve O'Malley wants to write a biography of a national hero who died when his car ran off a bridge. Steve receives conflicting reports and tales that make him question what the truth about the hero is.
Widower Tony is trying to keep a small Miami hotel afloat while raising a 12-year-old son. He's forced to ask his harried brother Mario for help, but he'll only bail Tony out if he quits his bohemian lifestyle and marries a sensible woman.
Edward G. Robinson,
A simple, small town man inherits a massive fortune, making him the target for scammers and publicity-seekers. Overwhelmed by the turn his life has taken, and awoken to another use for his new-found fortune, he makes a momentous decision.
Kay Thordyke loves Grant Matthews and helps him become Republican nominee for President. The party machine begins to worry as Grant begins to speak for himself. At an important dinner his wife Mary condemns corrupt politicians and Grant learns to speak out even more boldly..Written by
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In the unedited version of the movie where Grant Mathews is standing outside the White House and listening to the little bookish fellow speak about all the great people of history whose spirit lives in the White House, he also lists Mohammad (founder of Islam). In the version broadcast on Turner Classic Movies (TCM), Mohammad's name is edited out, probably done when the film was reissued and new title and credit titles were printed (including three misspelled names). See more »
At approximately 1:09:20, a newspaper article is shown with the caption MATTHEWS OBVIOUS PRESIDENTIAL TIMBER. The first two paragraphs are pertinent to the story. After that, there are parts of several different stories, with partial sentences in the rest of the article. See more »
You politicians have stayed professionals only because the voters have remained amateurs.
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When this film was reissued new titles and credits were printed. Adolphe Menjou's name is misspelled in the reissue's opening credits (as Adolph Menjou). See more »
In the 1980 New Hampshire primary, an exasperated Ronald Reagan blurted out the famous line "I'm paying for this microphone!" when a moderator threaten to turn off the microphones at an unruly debate. It was a hugely successful and defining moment for Reagan, nailing down his image as a man of rugged independence who refused to suffer fools gladly -- to say nothing of his ability to craft a clever quip. However, given his Hollywood roots, it seems more likely he consciously or unconsciously lifted this line from Spencer Tracy's character in "State of the Union."
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