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Format: DVD
Sku: 202715819
UPC: 025192063022
UPC 14: 00025192063022
Rating: NR
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A Film By Frank Capra.
It's a battle for integrity between a presidential candidate and his wife when he is backed by a millionairess.

"Contemporary as ever...Great entertainment.  Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide
"A near perfect companion piece to Mr. Smith Goes to Washington...  Silver Screen Reviews

Editor's Note
Based on a Pulitzer Prize winning play by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, this well cast film is enhanced by Tracy's portrayal of an idealistic industrialist who runs for the presidency.
Features
Video Features DVD, Dolby, Digital Audio, English, Aspect Ratio 1.33:1
Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Universal
Video Release Date Release Date: 8/22/2006
Video Play Time Running Time: 95 minutes
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 20630
Video UPC UPC: 00025192063022
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Cast & Crew
Video Cast Info Angela Lansbury
Video Cast Info Katharine Hepburn
Video Cast Info Spencer Tracy
Video Cast Info Van Johnson
Video Cast Info Anthony Veiller - Screenplay
Video Cast Info Anthony Veiller - Producer
Video Cast Info Frank Capra - Producer
Video Cast Info Frank Capra - Director
Video Cast Info George J. Folsey - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Howard Lindsay - Based On Play By
Video Cast Info Myles Connolly - Screenplay
Video Cast Info Russel Crouse - Based On Play By
Video Cast Info Victor Young - Original Music By
Video Cast Info William Hornbeck - Editor
Plot Summary
At the urging of a power-mad female newspaper publisher, self-made millionaire Grant Matthews goes after the Republican presidential nomination. In order to enhance his image, he convinces his estranged wife to return to him so they can provide a united front to the voting public. But as the campaign goes along, the liberal candidate becomes increasingly disillusioned with the political process.

Professional Reviews

Entertainment Weekly
"Frank Capra's comedy-drama scathingly examines the way political candidates are packaged." -- Grade: B 08/25/2006 p.71

Crazy for Cinema 8 of 10
The main problem with this Hepburn/Tracy pairing is not enough Tracy with Hepburn. The film itself is an intriguing look at the underhanded dealings and compromises needed to succeed on the road to the White House. Though over 50 years old, the film is probably just as accurate a portrait of campaigning today as it was then...Great performances and a well-written script are somewhat ruined by slow pacing and an abundance of politicking. Those not interested in the workings of the government machine need not apply.

DVDLaser.com 9 of 10
The 1948 Frank Capra film is based on a play about a man running for President and the conflict that arises between his wife and the woman who is running his campaign. It is a talky feature, and loaded with topical references that will become obscurer and obscurer with each passing election. The performances of Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Angela Lansbury, Van Johnson, and Adolphe Menjou, on the other hand, are timeless. The plot seems to mistake pragmatism for evil and idealism for good, but that is what movies are for. - Doug Pratt

Product Attributes
Product attributeActor:   Tracy,Spencer
Product attributeLabel:   Mca Home Video
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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