October 10, 2012, @ 8:00 pm
(George S. Kaufman, US 1948, 82 min.)
Politics and Popcorn. Dedicated to “every politician who has ever jeopardized a baby’s health with unsanitary kisses,” Kaufman’s sole directing effort stars William Powell as a hilariously dull-witted US senator who has his eyes on the ultimate political prize: the White House. That is, until his scandal-filled personal diary goes missing. Ella Raines costars as a wily, whistle-blowing gal reporter, and keep an eye out for one very special, uncredited cameo during this marvelously silly political satire’s final moments. Print courtesy of the UCLA Film and Television Archive.