- Spencer TracyGrant Matthews
- Katharine HepburnMary Matthews
- Angela LansburyKay Thorndyke
- Van Johnson"Spike" McManus
- Adolphe MenjouJim Conover
- Lewis StoneSam Thorndyke
- Howard SmithSam I. Parrish
- Charles DingleBill Nolard Hardy
- Maidel TurnerLulubelle Alexander
- Raymond WalburnJudge Alexander
- Margaret HamiltonNorah
- Art BakerLeith - Radio Announcer
-- A line from State of the Union, one of only a handful of political films to use direct partisan language. Based on a 1945 play by Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse, State of the Union marked Frank Capra's return to the political genera. This film is also the third of nine pictures featuring Spencer Tracey and Katharine Hepburn.
- Frank Capra
- Comedy, Drama
State of the Union (274) 7.2 2 h 2 min 1948 ALL Academy Award-winning screen icons Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn shine in a classic film about marriage, politics and the pursuit of the American dream. Directors Frank Capra Starring Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Angela Lansbury Genres Comedy, Drama Subtitles None available
- 122 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama Original Language: English Director: Frank Capra Producer: Frank Capra Writer: Anthony Veiller, Myles Connolly Release Date (Theaters): Apr 30, 1948 original Release Date...
- Comedy, Drama
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Opening in November 1945, State of the Union ran over two years on Broadway (765 performances) and won the 1946 Pulitzer Prize. According to M-G-M press information, Capra had sought to film State of the Union after seeing it three nights in a row during its initial Broadway run. Paramount had, however, already made a deal with the authors for the screen rights in March 1946, by which Paramount was required to release the film version before the 1948 presidential conventions.
- Frank Capra, Arthur S. Black Jr.
- Spencer Tracy
A plain speaking, likable man, Grant Matthews (Spencer Tracy) is convinced to run for President by the publisher of a newspaper, Kay Thorndyke (Angela Lansbury) who is also his mistress, and before he knows it, his words and intentions are no longer his own. Because he wants to win, he compromises and lies down with the dogs.
State of the Union is a 1948 drama film directed by Frank Capra about a man’s desire to run for the nomination as the Republican candidate for President, and the machinations of those around him. The New York Times described it as "a slick piece of screen satire...sharper in its knife-edged slicing at the hides of pachyderm schemers and connivers than was the original."