The Great Man Votes

Film, Comedy

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

72 mins

Cast and crew

Garson Kanin
John Twist
John Barrymore
Peter Holden
Virginia Weidler
Donald MacBride
William Demarest
Katharine Alexander
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