State of the Union
State of the Union (1948)

In this film, Spencer Tracy plays an aircraft tycoon who is coerced into seeking the Republican Presidential nomination. Campaign manager Van Johnson suggests that, for appearance's sake, Tracy be reunited with his estranged wife… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 30, 1948
DVD Release Date: August 22, 2006
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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

sassy, sparky, hilarious

Dan Callahan
Slant Magazine

The shock of State of the Union, Capra's last movie in a political vein, is its technical sloppiness.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

So-so political comedy reflects lesser work by all.

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Graham Jones
Capra's last great work, this political thriller is an amazing study of politics. It features great performances from Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy.… More
jay nixon
As always the pair works together wonderfully this time as a couple in a troubled marriage. Angela Lansbury offers a razor sharp portrayal of the other woman,… More
Spencer S.
Another in a long line of Tracy/Hepburn collaborations, this film has all the political entitlement and virtues of Mr. Smith, with the twist of the… More
Aj V
Tracy becomes president with the help of his wife, Hepburn, even though his advisers often disagree with her help. This is a fun movie.