Advise and Consent

Advise and Consent
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Format:  DVD
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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: May 10, 2005
  • 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

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 12


User Ratings: 1,897
Rating: 4.5/5 -- as a time capsule look into American politics in the '60s it couldn't be more insightful
May 23, 2005
The star of this absorbing, mature piece is the American political process itself, which with all its corruption and decency is, or at least seems to be, captured in authentic detail. Full Review
Jun 11, 2005
[A]bsolutely the best film ever made about American politics...
Jun 1, 2005
Rating: 3.5/4 -- You can't hire a judge without breaking a few nerves. This insightful political film is terrific. Full Review
Cinema Sight
Aug 15, 2011
...A hornet's nest....One of the savviest of all films about politics... -- Rating: A
Entertainment Weekly
Jul 29, 1994
Rating: 3.5/4 -- Incisive, sometimes brutal, study of American high politics, based on Allen Drury's best-selling novel, featuring outstanding performances from the leads and a great collection of character actors. Full Review
TV Guide
Oct 23, 2007
Rating: C+ -- Viewing it today, its quaintness and timidness make it seem out of step with the even more insidious contemporary times. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Feb 22, 2008

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.


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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