The Great Man Votes

Film, Comedy
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Virtually a B movie, but featuring a wittily outsize performance from Barrymore as a Harvard professor, turned nightwatchman and souse since his wife's death, who demands the right to educate his own children and finds himself arguing from a position of strength because of a quaint electoral anomaly. In Capra vein but rather too whimsical, the film is constantly dragged down by a pedestrian script which offers Barrymore no help at all (and indeed, often makes him appear to be guilty of cute overplaying).

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Release details

Duration: 72 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Garson Kanin
Screenwriter: John Twist
Cast: John Barrymore
Peter Holden
Virginia Weidler
Donald MacBride
William Demarest
Katharine Alexander
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