The Best Man

Rated NR 102 minutes 1964

Secretary of State William Russell (Henry Fonda) lives by his principles, but is haunted by a recent sexual indiscretion that threatens both his marriage and his career. Senator Joe Cantwell (Cliff Robertson) presents himself as the people's candidate, yet his determination to win at all costs is also his great flaw. These two frontrunners for their party's presidential nomination vie for the support of the outgoing president (Lee Tracy), and resort to mudslinging in a very public contest.

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Director: Franklin Schaffner

Producer: Stuart Millar and Lawrence Turman

Cast: Henry Fonda, Cliff Robertson, Edie Adams, Margaret Leighton, Shelley Berman, Lee Tracy, Ann Sothern, Gene Raymond, Kevin McCarthy, Mahalia Jackson, Howard K. Smith, John Henry Faulk, Richard Arlen, George Kirgo, George Furth, Ann Newman, Mary Lawrence, H.E. West, Michael MacDonald, William Ebersol, Natalie Masters, Blossom Rock, Bill Stout, Tyler McVey and Sherwood Keith

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