The Power and the Glory

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As scripted by Preston Sturges (who impressed the producers at Fox so much they ordered director Howard to shoot his screenplay word for word), this story of a railway tycoon's rise and fall looks like a dry run for Citizen Kane, even though Sturges allows himself a little more sentiment on the matter than Welles ever did. Tracy, previously a villainous supporting player, grabbed his first lead and never looked back, but the movie as a whole is more significant for its place in the history books than as a living, breathing, viewing experience.

Release details

Duration: 76 mins

Cast and crew

Director: William K Howard
Screenwriter: Preston Sturges
Cast: Spencer Tracy
Colleen Moore
Ralph Morgan
Helen Vinson
Clifford Jones
Henry Kolker
Sarah Padden
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