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68 Ratings

State of the Union

Directed by Frank Capra
United States, 1948
Drama, Comedy


A Republican newspaper magnate intends to make her lover, an aircraft tycoon, as a President of the United States with her as the power behind the stone.

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State of the Union Directed by Frank Capra

Critics reviews

This ideological mess culminates in the final (and in some respects best) sequence, where Spencer Tracy’s Republican presidential candidate suddenly confesses to the public that he’s a liar and a traitor to his own beliefs and that he’s dropping out of politics, although he plans to attend both the Republican and Democratic conventions anyway to voice his beliefs, which automatically makes him both a populist hero and a winner.
March 26, 2015
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