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The Senator Was Indiscreet

The Senator Was Indiscreet(1948)

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Brief Synopsis

Dim-witted blowhard, Melvin G. Ashton, is a US Senator who wants to be President. He hires Lew Gibson, a talented PR man who gets Ashton in newsreels and on the front page, never thinking he'll win. But Ashton has a secret weapon: a diary documenting every shady deal his party's made for 35 years. With the diary, he blackmails the party leaders to support his candidacy, and he's on his way to the nomination. An unseen political enemy is after the diary, using the young and lovely Valerie Shepherd to get into the Senator's room, and Lew's fiancTe, reporter Poppy McNaughton thinks she can get her hands on it, too, and stop Ashton. Will the otherwise unemployable dope become President?

Cast & Crew

William Powell Senator Melvin G. Ashton
Ella Raines Poppy McNaughton
Peter Lind Hayes Lew Gibson
Arleen Whelan Valerie Shepherd
Ray Collins [Fred] Houlihan
Hans Conried Waiter [Karl]
Whit Bissell [Robert] Oakes
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  New York opening: 26 Dec 1947; Los Angeles opening: 31 Dec 1947
Release Date:  1948 Production Date:  A Nunnally Johnson Production
AFI*; EmGee #6241-s
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Universal Pictures Company, Inc.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Inter-John, Inc.
Duration(mins):  81-82 or 88 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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