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The Senator Was Indiscreet

Year:
Duration:
88 min
Genres:
Comedy
IMDB rate:
6.8
Director:
George S. Kaufman
Awards:
1 win
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 1948-12-10
Filming Locations: Universal Studios - 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, California, USA
Cast
Actor
Character
Ella Raines
Ella Raines
The Senator Was Indiscreet
William Powell
Senator Melvin G. Ashton
Peter Lind Hayes
Lew Gibson
Arleen Whelan
Valerie Shepherd
Ray Collins
Fred Houlihan
Allen Jenkins
Farrell
Charles D. Brown
Dinty
Hans Conried
Waiter
Whit Bissell
Oakes
Milton Parsons
Joe aka 'You Know Who'
Francis Pierlot
Frank
Oliver Blake
Indian
Chief Thundercloud
Indian (as Chief Thunder Cloud)
Chief Yowlachie
Indian
Iron Eyes Cody
Indian
Boyd Davis
Politico
Rodney Bell
Politico
Edward Clark
Eddie
Cynthia Corley
Helen
William Forrest
U.S. Officer
Douglas Wood
University President
George Mann
Texan (as George K. Mann)
Claire Carleton
Ingrid Stuyvesant
William Vedder
Mr. Griffin - Book Dealer (as William H. Vedder)
Nina Lunn
Girl in Elevator
John Wald
Broadcaster (as John R. Wald)
Vincent Pelletier
Quiz Master
John Alban
Politico (uncredited)
John Bagni
Italian Waiter (uncredited)
Polly Bailey
Charwoman (uncredited)
William Bailey
Politician (uncredited)
Billy Bletcher
Newsboy (uncredited)
Sven Hugo Borg
Swedish Waiter (uncredited)
Lucius Brooks
Busboy (uncredited)
Paul Bryant
Black Caddy (uncredited)
John Butler
Reporter (uncredited)
Jack Chefe
Waiter (uncredited)
Jimmy Clark
Bellboy (uncredited)
Eddie Coke
Ticket Buyer (uncredited)
Tom Coleman
Politico (uncredited)
Rex Dale
Man (uncredited)
Alexis Davidoff
Guest (uncredited)
Walter DeCardo
Man (uncredited)
Forrest Dickson
Guest (uncredited)
Watson Downs
Man (uncredited)
Tom Dugan
Attendant at Stand (uncredited)
Gene Fowler
Charlie (uncredited)
Martin Garralaga
Italian Waiter (uncredited)
Marilyn Gladstone
Miss Tomato Juice (uncredited)
Dick Gordon
Man (uncredited)
Ethan Laidlaw
Man (uncredited)
Myrna Loy
Mrs. Ashton (Cameo Appearance) (uncredited)
Frank McClure
Man on Dais (uncredited)
Howard M. Mitchell
Guest (uncredited)
William Newell
Elevator Operator (uncredited)
John O'Connor
Reporter (uncredited)
Franklin Parker
Reporter (uncredited)
Laura R. Parrish
Aunt Abby (uncredited)
Bruce Riley
Man (uncredited)
Beatrice Roberts
Woman (uncredited)
Leonardo Scavino
French Waiter (uncredited)
Harold Schlickenmayer
Man Buying Ticket (uncredited)
Walter Soderling
Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
Larry Steers
Hotel Attendant (uncredited)
Cedric Stevens
Man (uncredited)
Mike Stokey
Night Clerk (uncredited)
Clarence Straight
Reporter (uncredited)
John Valentine
Desk Clerk (uncredited)
Norma Varden
Woman at Banquet (uncredited)
Russ Whiteman
Bellboy (uncredited)
Mervin Williams
Newsreel Man (uncredited)
Don Wilson
Commentator (uncredited)
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Trivia
This was the only film directed by playwright and stage director George S. Kaufman. Kaufman directed the film in the same manner that he directed in the theater by closing his eyes and listening only to the actors speaking the dialogue, with no regard to how the scene looked. Since Kaufman knew nothing about the technical aspects of filmmaking, associate producer Gene Fowler Jr. looked after those issues, with Kaufman allowing Fowler to cut a take at his discretion if there was a technical problem.
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"Screen Director's Playhouse" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on October 3, 1949 with William Powell reprising his film role.
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The final of fourteen films pairing William Powell and Myrna Loy.
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Quotes
Senator Melvin G. Ashton: [to Houlihan] Owning a nice little diary is like owning a nice little atom bomb. Even if you don't do anything with it, it's a comfort to know it's there.
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Senator Melvin G. Ashton: There's one thing you can't say about me, Fred, I have never put one man or woman on the public payroll who was not my own blood kin-or Mrs. Ashton's, anyway.
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Lew Gibson: [to the Indian chiefs] Now, remember, you're Indians.
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Photos from cast
Ella Raines
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