Seminal Image #285

Advise and Consent
(Otto Preminger, 1962)


Tom Sutpen said...

I don't know what it is, but somehow Otto Preminger managed to get more out of Burgess Meredith as a screen actor than any other director. Brief as it is, that's a fantastic performance he gives in Advise and Consent, is it not.

swac said...

Yeah...just a couple of scenes, but it resonates through the rest of the period. The way he croaks, "He's a communist..." gives me chills.

Laughton is great too...what a way to go out.

I was inspired to watch this due to the Supreme Court circus that's just beginning.

Next up...The Cardinal, I think.