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The Best Man

(DVD - 2010 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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Story of two candidates for their party's presidential nomination. One is an intellectual with a sense of morality, the other an opportunist who would win at all costs. The deciding factor is the endorsement of the out-going president who thrives on political in-fighting and deplores indecision.
Title: The best man
[videorecording (DVD)]
Publisher: [United States] : Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2010]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (102 min.) :,sd., b&w ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1964.
Summary: Story of two candidates for their party's presidential nomination. One is an intellectual with a sense of morality, the other an opportunist who would win at all costs. The deciding factor is the endorsement of the out-going president who thrives on political in-fighting and deplores indecision.
Audience: Not rated.
Awards & Distinctions: Academy Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actor (Tracy).
Alternate Title: Gore Vidal's The best man
Statement of Responsibility: United Artists ; screenplay by Gore Vidal ; produced by Stuart Millar and Lawrence Turman ; directed by Franklin Schaffner
Credits: Director of photography, Haskell Wexler ; editor, Robert E. Swink ; music, Mort Lindsey.
Performers: Henry Fonda, Cliff Robertson, Edie Adams, Margaret Leighton, Shelley Berman, Lee Tracy, Ann Sothern, Gene Raymond, Kevin McCarthy.
System Details: DVD; NTSC, region 1; Dolby Digital ; widescreen.
Subject Headings: Presidents United States Election Drama. Presidential candidates United States Drama. Political campaigns United States Drama.
Genre/Form: Political films.
Feature films.
Film adaptations.
Fiction films.
Topical Term: Presidents
Presidential candidates
Political campaigns
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Mar 30, 2014
  • richibi rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

since Bubba_Louie earlier here expertly covered all the bases on this movie, I'll simply second everything he said, but add that, to my mind, Shelley Berman, out of all the stellar performances here, steals the show as Sheldon Bascomb, the cringing opportunist, Oscar worthy

Feb 25, 2014
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Hail, Dirty Politics! - And may the best man win!_____ Released in 1964 - It was on account of Cliff Robertson (one of my favorite actors of the 1960s) that I decided to watch The Best Man. And, after the show was all over, I was certainly very impressed by both Robertson's powerful performance, and by the riveting intensity of this first-rate political drama._____ Filmed in b&w, The Best Man's story is set in sunny Los Angeles, during a huge political convention, where the 5 delegates running for the office of U.S. President meet (along with their many, many supporters) to see which one of them will be the victorious winner in this race for the most-coveted of all positions._____ The two reigning front-runners in this "winner-takes-all" campaign, Joe Cantwell (played by Cliff Robertson) and William Russell (played by Henry Fonda), square-off for a literal political showdown where each man is vying to gain the all-important endorsement from the present U.S. President, Art Hocksteader._____ With its top-notch cast, its superb direction by Franklin Schaffner, and its scathing screenplay penned by Gore Vidal, I'd confidently rate The Best Man (now 50 years old) as one of the best political dramas ever made.

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