I can't say I'm a huge fan of politics, but I do enjoy political movies! Here's one I just learned about and plan to see soon, Frank Capra's State of the Union. I'm a movie buff, but this one seems to have eluded me.
Here's the synopsis from Wikipedia:
Matthews is skeptical of the idea of running for president, but Thorndyke, Republican strategist Jim Conover (Adolphe Menjou), and campaign manager Spike McManus (Van Johnson) persuade him to run. Matthews reunites with estranged wife Mary (Katharine Hepburn) for the campaign. Despite knowing about Thorndyke and her husband's affair, Mary agrees to support him in public because of his idealism and honesty, and because she is unaware of Thorndyke's role in the campaign.
The politically naive Matthews makes a controversial speech in Wichita denouncing big labor. Before he makes another controversial speech in Detroit denouncing big business, Thorndyke secretly persuades him to moderate his tone to help his chances for the nomination. With her and Conover's help, Matthews makes deals with various special interests for their support.
Is this a movie you're familiar with? If so, any thoughts you'd like to share?
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