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46 Ratings

The Best Man

Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner
United States, 1964
Drama, Comedy


The other party is in disarray. Five men vie for the party nomination for president. No one has a majority as the first ballot closes and the front-runners begin to decide how badly they want the job.

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The Best Man Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1965 | Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Writers Guild of America

1965 | Nominee: Best Written American Drama (Screen)

Golden Globes (USA)

1965 | 2 nominations including: Best Supporting Actress

Critics reviews

The vibrant ethical backdrop suggests that politics has always been a blur of less-than-trustworthy men—a choice, from our perspective, between the less finky of two finks—but Vidal’s observations are so clearly of the “then” and “there” that the film becomes a rich and angry sort of time capsule.
January 30, 2013
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