Advice and Consent
139 min. | Unknown
taboos, directed by Otto Preminger, one of the greatest
directors from the golden age of American film. Also the
last film featuring an unforgettable Charles Laughton.
When Robert Leffingwell, a close advisor to the
President of the United States, is appointed Secretary
of State, the Senate has its suspicions. A sub-committee
is charged with investigating Leffingwell’s supposedly
Communist sympathies in his past, and in the Senate
a political struggle inevitably ensues. The man who
has the most to lose from the intrigues is the head of
the sub-committee, Senator Brigham Andersen, who is
hiding a youthful homosexual dalliance.