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Best Man (The)

USA, English, 102 mins

  • Director: Franklin J. Schaffner
  • Writer: Gore Vidal
  • Producer: Stuart Millar; Lawrence Turman

CGiii Comment

How even a sniff of homosexuality can destroy your chances of becoming president.

It leaves such a bitter taste - brilliantly done.


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The(ir) Blurb...

The other party is in disarray. Five men vie for the party nomination for president. No one has a majority as the first ballot closes and the front-runners begin to decide how badly they want the job.

Cast & Characters

Henry Fonda as William Russell;
Cliff Robertson as Joe Cantwell;
Edie Adams as Mabel Cantwell;
Margaret Leighton as Alice Russell;
Shelley Berman as Sheldon Bascomb;
Lee Tracy as President Art Hockstader;
Ann Sothern as Sue Ellen Gamadge;
Gene Raymond as Don Cantwell;
Kevin McCarthy as Dick Jensen;
Mahalia Jackson as Herself;
Howard K. Smith as Himself;
John Henry Faulk as Gov. T.T. Claypoole;
Richard Arlen as Sen. Oscar Anderson;
Penny Singleton as Mrs. Claypoole;
George Kirgo as Speechwriter

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