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State of the Union

  • Film

Time Out says

An over-long and over-emphatic political satire, in which Tracy's presidential candidate enlists the help of his estranged wife (Hepburn) in order to present a happy, respectable front to the voters (as always with Capra, seen as gullible little people, here in danger of being duped by corrupt industrialists). It's the usual Capra recipe of homespun sentiment and mindless optimism, enlivened a little by the performances (though one can only dream of what Cukor might have done with Hepburn and Tracy), but turned unusually bitter by Cold War cracks. Horribly dated, too.
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Release Details

  • Duration:124 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Frank Capra
  • Screenwriter:Anthony Veiller, Myles Connolly
  • Cast:
    • Spencer Tracy
    • Katharine Hepburn
    • Van Johnson
    • Angela Lansbury
    • Adolphe Menjou
    • Lewis Stone
    • Raymond Walburn
    • Charles Dingle
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