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Basics Critics:74Viewers:70Rusty:77
Category: DramaNotable as: DramaSub-Category: Black-and-white, DramaNarrative location: Los AngelesRuntime: 102 minutesColor: black-and-whiteLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesDirector: Franklin J. SchaffnerScreenwriter: Gore VidalMusic: Mort LindseyCinematography: Haskell WexlerStars: Henry Fonda, Cliff Robertson, Lee Tracy, Margaret Leighton, Edie Adams, Ann Sothern, Kevin McCarthy, Gene Raymond, Richard Arlen, George Furth Producer: Lawrence TurmanStudio: Metro-Goldwyn-MayerAward nominations: Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (Lee Tracy)Award details: (details at IMDb)

The Best Man is a 1964 political drama film directed by Franklin J. Schaffner with a screenplay by Gore Vidal based on his play of the same title. Starring Henry Fonda, Cliff Robertson, and Lee Tracy, the film details the seamy political maneuverings behind the nomination of a presidential candidate. Tracy was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for this, his final film.

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