Advise & Consent
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1962
Director: Otto Preminger
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 085393-352325
Running time: 2:18 (138 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, Anamorphic Widescreen 2.40:1
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: May 10, 2005
Collection type: Owned (#3377)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 10, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 7 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
The setting is familiar. A Senate subcommittee meets to confirm the President's controversial nominee for Secretary of State. A TV camera rolls. And the wolf is at the door

Three years after Anatomy of a Murder, Otto Preminger examined the body politic in Advise & Consent. The story is one of power and procedure: deals become extortion, closets reveal skeletons, careers are crushed. History buffs may think they recall real-life counterparts to the characters depicted. Movie fans can revel in a rare starpower array: Henry Fonda, Walter Pidgeon, Don Murray, Gene Tierney, Peter Lawford, Franchot Tone and Charles Laughton in his final role. The gavel has sounded. Let the proceedings—and backstage maneuverings—begin.
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Genres
Drama
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Columbia Pictures Corp.
Media Companies:
 • Warner Home Video
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital Mono
Commentary  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles
English
French
Spanish
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Commentary
 • Closed Captioned
Crew
Direction
Otto Preminger....Director
Writing
Allen Drury....Original Material By
Wendell Mayes....Screenwriter
Production
Otto Preminger....Producer
Cinematography
Sam Leavitt....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Louis R. Loeffler....Film Editor
Music
Jerry Fielding....Composer
Ned Washington....Song Writer
Sound
Harold Lewis....Sound
William Hamilton....Sound
Art
Lyle Wheeler....Production Designer
Del Armstrong....Make-up Artist
Robert Jiras....Make-up Artist
Cast
Franchot Tone....The President
Lew Ayres....The Vice President
Henry Fonda....Robert Leffingwell
Walter Pidgeon....Senate Majority Leader
Charles Laughton....Senator Seabright Cooley
Don Murray....Senator Brigham Anderson
Peter Lawford....Senator Lafe Smith
Gene Tierney....Dolly Harrison
Burgess Meredith....Herbert Gelman
Eddie Hodges....Johnny Leffingwell
Paul Ford....Senator Stanley Danta
George Grizzard....Senator Fred Van Ackerman
Inga Swenson....Ellen Anderson
Paul McGrath....Hardiman Fletcher
Will Geer....Senate Minority Leader
Edward Andrews....Senator Orrin Knox
Betty White....Senator Bessie Adams
Malcolm Atterbury....Senator Tom August
J. Edward McKinley....Senator Powell Hanson
William Quinn....Senator Paul Hendershot
Tiki Santos....Senator Kanaho
Raoul De Leon....Senator Velez
Tom Helmore....British Ambassador
Hilary Eaves....Lady Maudulayne
Rene Paul....French Ambassador
Michele Montau....Celestine Barre
Raj Mallick....Indian Ambassador
Russ Brown....Night Watchman (Mike)
Janet Jane Carty....Pidge Anderson
Chet Stratton....Rev. Carney Birch
Larry Tucker....Manuel
John Granger....Ray Shaff
Sid Gould....Bartender
The Honorable Henry Fountain Ashurst....Senator McCafferty
Milton Berliner.... (uncredited)
Jesse Stearns Buscher....Journalist (uncredited)
Allen W. Crowley....Journalist (uncredited)
Meyer Davis....Director of Orchestra (uncredited)
Alan Emory....Journalist (uncredited)
Cay Forrester....President's Secretary (uncredited)
Honorable Guy M. Gilette....Sen. Harper (uncredited)
Bettie Johnson....Lafe's Girl (uncredited)
Kenner G. Kemp....Reporter (uncredited)
William Knighton....President of White House Correspondents
Irv Kupcinet....Journalist (uncredited)
Walter Reed....Senate Staff Clerk (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre....Senate Staff Clerk (uncredited)
Frank Sinatra....Club 602 Singer (uncredited, voice)
Paul Stevens....Lewis Newborn, Federal Power Commission
Hal Taggart....Senator (uncredited)
Robert C. Wilson....Journalist (uncredited)