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Grant Matthews (Tracy) is an industrialist with an aircraft manufacturing business. His lover, newspaper magnate Kay Thorndyke (Creator/AngelaLansbury), convinces him to run for the Republican nomination for President. While Thorndyke and her political guru Jim Conover (Adolphe Menjou) are initally nervous about just how Matthews' semi-estranged wife Mary (Hepburn) is going to react, Mary proves surprisingly enthusiastic about Grant's campaign, and grows even more so when Grant comes out shooting from the hip on the campaign trail, telling hard truths to labor interests and capital interests and whoever else will listen. This proves wildly popular with the common folk, but Conover and Thorndyke, who are worried about getting the nomination for Grant at the Republican convention, wind up convincing him to cast his principles aside and make a series of sleazy backdoor promises in order to win the nomination and the White House.

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Grant Matthews (Tracy) is an industrialist with an aircraft manufacturing business. His lover, newspaper magnate Kay Thorndyke (Creator/AngelaLansbury), convinces him to run for the Republican nomination for President. While Thorndyke and her Thorndyke, political guru Jim Conover (Adolphe Menjou) Menjou), and campaign manager Spike [=McManus=] (Johnson) are initally initially nervous about just how Matthews' semi-estranged wife Mary (Hepburn) is going to react, Mary she proves surprisingly enthusiastic about Grant's campaign, and grows even more so when Grant comes out shooting from the hip on the campaign trail, telling hard truths to labor interests and capital interests and whoever else will listen. This proves wildly popular with the common folk, but Conover and Thorndyke, who are worried about getting the nomination for Grant at the Republican convention, wind up convincing him to cast his principles aside and make a series of sleazy backdoor promises in order to win the nomination and the White House.


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''State of the Union'' was originally a 1945 stage play written by Russel Crouse and Howard Lindsay. In 1948 it was adapted into a feature film by Creator/FrankCapra, the second and last film he directed for Liberty Films, starring Creator/SpencerTracy, Creator/KatharineHepburn, and Van Johnson.

Grant Matthews (Tracy) is an industrialist with an aircraft manufacturing business. His lover, newspaper magnate Kay Thorndyke (Creator/AngelaLansbury), convinces him to run for the Republican nomination for President. Thorndyke and her political guru Jim Conover (Adolphe Menjou) are initally nervous about how Matthews' semi-estranged wife Mary (Hepburn) is going to react. Mary proves surprisingly enthusiastic about Grant's campaign, and she grows even more so when Grant comes out shooting from the hip on the campaign trail, telling hard truths to labor interests and capital interests and whoever else will listen. This proves wildly popular with the common folk, but Conover and Thorndyke, who are worried about getting the nomination for Grant at the Republican convention, wind up convincing him to cast his principles aside and make a series of sleazy backdoor promises in order to win the nomination and the White House.

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''State of the Union'' was originally Originally a 1945 stage play written by Russel Crouse and Howard Lindsay. In 1948 it Lindsay, ''State of the Union'' was adapted into a 1948 feature film by Creator/FrankCapra, the Creator/FrankCapra (the second and last film he directed for Liberty Films, Films), starring Creator/SpencerTracy, Creator/KatharineHepburn, and Van Johnson.

Grant Matthews (Tracy) is an industrialist with an aircraft manufacturing business. His lover, newspaper magnate Kay Thorndyke (Creator/AngelaLansbury), convinces him to run for the Republican nomination for President. While Thorndyke and her political guru Jim Conover (Adolphe Menjou) are initally nervous about just how Matthews' semi-estranged wife Mary (Hepburn) is going to react. react, Mary proves surprisingly enthusiastic about Grant's campaign, and she grows even more so when Grant comes out shooting from the hip on the campaign trail, telling hard truths to labor interests and capital interests and whoever else will listen. This proves wildly popular with the common folk, but Conover and Thorndyke, who are worried about getting the nomination for Grant at the Republican convention, wind up convincing him to cast his principles aside and make a series of sleazy backdoor promises in order to win the nomination and the White House.


* YourCheatingHeart: Grant has been carrying on an affair with Kay for some time.


* DrinkOrder: Spike tells the Matthews' butler what drinks should be served: Judge Alexander (a Southerner) will "probably stick to straight bourbon"; his LadyDrunk wife requests Sazeracs and a lot of them.

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* DrinkOrder: DrinkBasedCharacterization: Spike tells the Matthews' butler what drinks should be served: Judge Alexander (a Southerner) will "probably stick to straight bourbon"; his LadyDrunk wife requests Sazeracs and a lot of them.

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* INeedAFreakingDrink: Mary has been staying away from drinking throughout the story because she [[CantHoldHisLiquor gets easily drunk]]; however, when she learns Kay is the reason why Grant has thrown away his principles, she immediately asks for a drink.
-->'''Mary:''' If we're going to have a high tariff, I might as well get high myself.


* AluminumChristmasTrees: A latter-day viewer may wonder why Conover is so monomaniacal about gaining the support of party power-brokers and is contemptuous of Grant's support with voters. The answer is at in those days, as had been the case throughout history and would still be true for a couple more decades, the party nominating process was controlled by power brokers. Party primaries did exist but in RealLife candidates really were nominated by people controlling blocks of delegates at conventions.

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* AluminumChristmasTrees: A latter-day viewer may wonder why Conover is so monomaniacal about gaining the support of party power-brokers and is contemptuous of Grant's support with voters. The answer is at that in those days, as had been the case throughout history and would still be true for a couple more decades, the party nominating process was controlled by power brokers. Party primaries did exist but in RealLife they were mostly beauty contests, and candidates really were nominated by people controlling blocks of delegates at conventions.conventions, as suggested in this movie.



* YourCheatingHeart: Grant has been carrying on an affair with Kay for some time.


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* YourCheatingHeart: Grant has been carrying on an affair with Kay for some time.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Grant is based on Wendell Willkie, the 1940 Republican nominee for President, who had been a businessman and corporate lawyer before running for office. Specifically, Willkie's affair with book reviewer Irita Van Doren informs his relationship with Kay.
* NoPartyGiven: A notable aversion, as Grant is explicitly a Republican. Besides which, there's much discussion of real Republican politicians of the era like Thomas Dewey (the real-life nominee in 1948) and Harold Stassen.


''State of the Union'' was originally a 1945 stage play written by Russel Crouse and Howard Lindsay. In 1948 it was adapted into a feature film by Creator/FrankCapra, the second and last film he directed for Liberty Films, starring Creator/SpencerTracy and Creator/KatharineHepburn and Creator/VanJohnson.

Grant Matthews is an industrialist with an aircraft manufacturing business. His lover, newspaper magnate Kay Thorndyke convinces him to run for the Republican nomination for President. Thorndyke and her political guru Jim Conover are initally nervous about how Matthews' semi-estranged wife Mary is going to react. Mary proves surprisingly enthusiastic about Grant's campaign, and she grows even more so when Grant comes out shooting from the hip on the campaign trail, telling hard truths to labor interests and capital interests and whoever else will listen. This proves wildly popular with the common folk, but Conover and Thorndyke, who are worried about getting the nomination for Grant at the Republican convention, wind up convincing him to cast his principles aside and make a series of sleazy backdoor promises in order to win the nomination and the White House.

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''State of the Union'' was originally a 1945 stage play written by Russel Crouse and Howard Lindsay. In 1948 it was adapted into a feature film by Creator/FrankCapra, the second and last film he directed for Liberty Films, starring Creator/SpencerTracy Creator/SpencerTracy, Creator/KatharineHepburn, and Creator/KatharineHepburn and Creator/VanJohnson.

Van Johnson.

Grant Matthews (Tracy) is an industrialist with an aircraft manufacturing business. His lover, newspaper magnate Kay Thorndyke (Creator/AngelaLansbury), convinces him to run for the Republican nomination for President. Thorndyke and her political guru Jim Conover (Adolphe Menjou) are initally nervous about how Matthews' semi-estranged wife Mary (Hepburn) is going to react. Mary proves surprisingly enthusiastic about Grant's campaign, and she grows even more so when Grant comes out shooting from the hip on the campaign trail, telling hard truths to labor interests and capital interests and whoever else will listen. This proves wildly popular with the common folk, but Conover and Thorndyke, who are worried about getting the nomination for Grant at the Republican convention, wind up convincing him to cast his principles aside and make a series of sleazy backdoor promises in order to win the nomination and the White House.


''State of the Union'' was originally a 1945 stage play written by Russel Crouse and Howard Lindsay. In 1948 it was adapted into a feature film by Creator/FrankCapra, the second and last film he directed for Republic Pictures, starring Creator/SpencerTracy and Creator/KatharineHepburn and Creator/VanJohnson.

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''State of the Union'' was originally a 1945 stage play written by Russel Crouse and Howard Lindsay. In 1948 it was adapted into a feature film by Creator/FrankCapra, the second and last film he directed for Republic Pictures, Liberty Films, starring Creator/SpencerTracy and Creator/KatharineHepburn and Creator/VanJohnson.


Grant Matthews (Tracy) is an industrialist with an aircraft manufacturing business. His lover, newspaper magnate Kay Thorndyke (Lansbury) convinces him to run for the Republican nomination for President. Thorndyke and her political guru Jim Conover are initally nervous about how Matthews' semi-estranged wife Mary (Hepburn) is going to react. Mary proves surprisingly enthusiastic about Grant's campaign, and she grows even more so when Grant comes out shooting from the hip on the campaign trail, telling hard truths to labor interests and capital interests and whoever else will listen. This proves wildly popular with the common folk, but Conover and Thorndyke, who are worried about getting the nomination for Grant at the Republican convention, wind up convincing him to cast his principles aside and make a series of sleazy backdoor promises in order to win the nomination and the White House.

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Grant Matthews (Tracy) is an industrialist with an aircraft manufacturing business. His lover, newspaper magnate Kay Thorndyke (Lansbury) convinces him to run for the Republican nomination for President. Thorndyke and her political guru Jim Conover are initally nervous about how Matthews' semi-estranged wife Mary (Hepburn) is going to react. Mary proves surprisingly enthusiastic about Grant's campaign, and she grows even more so when Grant comes out shooting from the hip on the campaign trail, telling hard truths to labor interests and capital interests and whoever else will listen. This proves wildly popular with the common folk, but Conover and Thorndyke, who are worried about getting the nomination for Grant at the Republican convention, wind up convincing him to cast his principles aside and make a series of sleazy backdoor promises in order to win the nomination and the White House.


'''''State of the Union''''' was originally a 1945 stage play written by Russel Crouse and Howard Lindsay. In 1948 it was adapted into a feature film directed by Creator/FrankCapra, starring Creator/SpencerTracy, Creator/KatharineHepburn, and Creator/AngelaLansbury.

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'''''State ''State of the Union''''' Union'' was originally a 1945 stage play written by Russel Crouse and Howard Lindsay. In 1948 it was adapted into a feature film directed by Creator/FrankCapra, the second and last film he directed for Republic Pictures, starring Creator/SpencerTracy, Creator/KatharineHepburn, Creator/SpencerTracy and Creator/AngelaLansbury.
Creator/KatharineHepburn and Creator/VanJohnson.


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* AgeLift: Katherine "Kay" Thorndyke is a divorcée "in her late thirties," according to the play script. The film version cast Creator/AngelaLansbury in her early twenties and added a new opening scene to establish ''Miss'' Thorndyke as a young heiress.


* VicePresidentWho: An irritated Mary forces Grant to sleep on the floor, but not before sarcastically saying "Good night, Mr. President." The play's Act One ends on that line, but in the movie, Grant shoots back with "You mean Mr. Vice President, don't you?"

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* VicePresidentWho: An irritated Mary forces Grant to sleep on the floor, but not before sarcastically saying "Good night, Mr. President." President!" The play's Act One ends on that line, but in the movie, Grant shoots back with "You mean Mr. Vice President, don't you?"


* VicePresidentWho: An irritated Mary forces Grant to sleep on the floor, but not before sarcastically saying "Good night, Mr. President." Grant shoots back with "You mean Mr. Vice President, don't you?"

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* VicePresidentWho: An irritated Mary forces Grant to sleep on the floor, but not before sarcastically saying "Good night, Mr. President." The play's Act One ends on that line, but in the movie, Grant shoots back with "You mean Mr. Vice President, don't you?"you?"
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* AbhorrentAdmirer: Conver's maid Norah (played by Margaret "[[Film/TheWizardOfOz Wicked Witch of the West]]" Hamilton) keeps casting moony glances at Spike, much to Spike's horror.

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* AbhorrentAdmirer: Conver's maid Norah (played by Margaret "[[Film/TheWizardOfOz Creator/MargaretHamilton, aka the [[Film/TheWizardOfOz Wicked Witch of the West]]" Hamilton) West]]) keeps casting moony glances at Spike, much to Spike's horror.

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