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Among The Best Movies Ever
Two of my most favorite movies came out shortly after WW2: It's A Wonderful Life and State of the Union. Frank Capri who had no equal in these kind of movies directed both. This one has an extraordinary cast delivering first class performances. Not just Tracey and Hepburn but Van Johnson, Menjou, Landsbury, Dingle and more. A great movie enhanced in black and white without the distraction of color. Enjoy.
Great Syrup Combo
This is a a well produced and directed play with many of the finest actors and well written dialog. It is a great combination for the creation of meaningless Hollywood style propaganda syrup.
State of the Union
- AB Williams
Why, Oh why is not this movie being shown more often?Spencer Tracy has a catalog second to none, but this movie will help those now a days know Spenser as more than an iconic trivia game show question.Come on TCM !!!
- JM Dempsey
I like "State of the Union" a lot; Hepburn can be adorable when she wants to be. However, Tracy's speech about one world government ... all I can say is, I hope you like that government, because if you don't, there's nowhere else to go.
Some things never change
- Jeff Boston
I've seen ten Capra movies and eight Tracy movies, and "State of the Union" is typical work of Capra (populist) and Tracy (preachy). A campaigner compromising his ideals to get elected will always be a contemptuous reality and a compelling story. Good drama. Super liberal Tracy and Hepburn as Republicans, and Hollywood making one of its first of many anti-Republican films in an presidential election years (this one in 1948). Bad comedy.
Spenser Tracy should have gotten an Academy Award!
I watched this movie last night and was riveted by the slick dialog and excellent acting by Hepburn and Tracy. I agree with another reviewer who said that Hepburn was less "refined" in this roll compared to some of her other rolls, and I found that very refreshing. I especially enjoyed Tracy's speech at the end where he is telling the radio/television audience that he is not worthy of any nomination, much less to be the president of the United States. I thought the energy he put into this speech make the whole movie and was possibly the best performance I had ever witnessed from Spenser Tracy. If only politicians were only this honest!
- Steve S.
For my money, this is one of those "almost perfect" film's, thanks to Mr. Capra and company (what a script).Hepburn & Tracy have this acting/chemistry thing down to a science.Van Johnson as "Spike" is just wonderful as the comic relief and Adolphe Menjou is his usaul glorious self.Ms. Lansbury provides with a good "heavy"; you know, someone you love to hate.And in the end, all is well with the world.A must see motion picture!
FORGOTTEN TRACY-HEPBURN GEM!
One of the least known Tracy-Hepburn pairings and my all-time favorite! Just excellent - everyone in it - from start to finish. Highly recommend it to anyone who likes political films, Tracy, Hepburn, Van Johnson, Angela Lansbury, Adolph Menjou and especially Frank Capra. Not a false note. Character parts perfect too. My sister - who thought she'd seen EVERY Spence-Kate film - never heard of it when I recommended it. And loved it too. I was delighted to finally find it on DVD and bought one right away. Watch and enjoy. It'll getcha.