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The Great Man Votes


Time Out says

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).

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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