The Best Man (1964)
Release Date: Apr 5, 1964 Limited
Average Rating: 3.9/5
User Ratings: 615
Gore Vidal adapted his biting and bitter political satire from his hit Broadway play. Franklin J. Schaffner directed and Haskell Wexler provided the sharp-edged cinematography. The story concerns the political back-biting and smear politics involved in a presidential election year scramble by potential presidential party nominees. Lee Tracy (in an Oscar-nominated performance and his final screen role) is Art Hockstader, a dying president who refuses to throw his support behind any of his party's
Apr 5, 1964 Limited
John Henry Faulk
Howard K. Smith
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It's hard to be educational while being poignant, but this film does both easily.
Mostrando como os bastidores da política podem ser sujos, o filme conta com ótimas atuações de Fonda, Robertson e Tracy (indicado ao Oscar) e, escrito por Gore Vidal, traz diálogos afiados e inteligentes.
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