Advise & Consent

Otto Preminger, 139 mins, USA, 1962, 35mm, B&W. Courtesy: Academy Film Archive.

Advise & Consent
Advise & Consent
Blackmail, demagoguery and political chicanery come to the fore as Otto Preminger takes his interest in institutional machinations to Washington.

Based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Allen Drury, Advise & Consent pushed censorship boundaries with its depiction of a senator being blackmailed over a homosexual affair. The film "grips like a vice thanks to the skill with which Preminger's stunning mise-en-scène absorbs documentary detail," says critic Tom Milne.

The cast includes Henry Fonda, Charles Laughton, Franchot Tone, Peter Lawford and Gene Tierney with titles by Saul Bass.

Restored by the Academy Film Archive with funding from the Andrew J. Kuehn Jr. Foundation.
Dates   Wed 1 May 2013, 8.40pm
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