Advise and Consent


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Based on the lauded novel by Allen Drury, this political drama depicts the debate sparked when controversial candidate Robert Leffingwell (Henry Fonda) is nominated as U.S. Secretary of State. As concerns are aired during the Senate investigation of Leffingwell's qualifications, Senator Brig Anderson (Don Murray), the head of the committee, soon finds the proceedings descending into heated exchanges, with various politicians trying to further their own agendas.

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Cast and crew

Director: Otto Preminger
Screenwriter: Wendell Mayes
Cast: Don Murray
Charles Laughton
Walter Pidgeon
Lew Ayres
Franchot Tone
Henry Fonda
Gene Tierney
Peter Lawford
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