State of the Union (The World and His Wife)
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State of the Union (The World and His Wife)
Frank Capra's only MGM film, State of the Union was adapted by Anthony Veiller and Myles Connolly from the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse. Spencer Tracy plays an aircraft tycoon who is coerced into seeking the Republican Presidential nomination by predatory newspaper mogul Angela Lansbury. Campaign manager Van Johnson suggests that, for appearance's sake, Tracy be reunited with his estranged wife Katharine Hepburn (replacing Claudette Colbert, who'd ankled the project after a pre-production donnybrook with director Capra). Realizing that Tracy and… More
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"sassy, sparky, hilarious"
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"The shock of State of the Union, Capra's last movie in a political vein, is its technical sloppiness."
‑ Dan Callahan, Slant Magazine
"So-so political comedy reflects lesser work by all."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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