Advise and Consent

Rating 4.4
51 ratings
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 18 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1962
  • Label: Warner Home Video
Encoding: Region (unknown)
Packaging: Keep Case
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 2.40
  • Dolby Digital 1.0 - English
  • Suntitles - English, French, Spanish
Additional Release Material:
  • Audio Commentary - Drew Casper - Film Historian
  • Original Theatrical Trailer

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring &
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Directed by
Edited by
Screenwriting by
Composition by
Cinematography by
Story by
Produced by

Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - 07/29/1994
"...A hornet's nest....One of the savviest of all films about politics..." -- Rating: A
USA Today - 08/12/1994
"...[With] many good performances..."
Premiere - 06/01/2005
"[A]bsolutely the best film ever made about American politics..."

Product Description:

Preminger's political thriller examines the dark side of politics and its tragic personal repercussions for an essentially decent man. When a President nominates a controversial candidate for Secretary of State, the political dealing and infighting begins as dissident legislators are willing to stoop even to blackmail to stop his confirmation -- or assure it. Preminger seemed to hit his stride lending a documentary tension to legal or political settings, and this is one of his best. Laughton's last role.

Description by Warner Home Video:

A controversial political appointee triggers DC gamesmanship and scandal. Henry Fonda, Walter Pidgeon and Charles Laughton in Otto Preminger's film of Allen Drury's best seller.

Plot Keywords:

Mystery | Politics | Theatrical Release | Thriller

Production Notes:

  • This 1962 film, like many of Otto Preminger's other films, tread on controversial territory, namely homosexuality and McCarthyism. The film contains a scene set in a gay bar, an almost unheard of image in a big-budget film in 1962.
  • Because the theatrical production of the story (itself based on a best-selling novel) was still playing when the film was made, the movie's opening was held off in a rights dispute.
  • There is a computer-colorized version of the video available.
  • The title sequence, with its animated Capitol Building with a dome that "lifts", and a montage of waving American flags, was designed by Saul Bass.
  • Shot in Panavision.
  • Charles Laughton's final screen appearance.

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  • UPC: 085393352325
  • Shipping Weight: 0.28/lbs (approx)
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