Advise and Consent. 1962. USA. Directed by Otto Preminger. Screenplay by Wendall Mayes, based on the book by Allen Drury. With Henry Fonda, Charles Laughton, Don Murray. 138 min.
This political drama seems quite fresh in light of current news reports. Robert Leffingwell has been nominated by the President to be the next Secretary of State. At the confirmation hearings, Senator Anderson, an idealist, finds the political dirt that has been turned up too difficult to reconcile.