The Senator Was Indiscreet

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  • TV-PG
  • Genre(s): Comedy
  • Release year: 1947
  • Running time: 88 min
Melvin G. Ashton (William Powell) is a crooked U.S. senator embarking on a campaign for the presidency. Ashton is a political buffoon, but he blackmails the party leaders to support his candidacy with his secret diary, which chronicles years of political... read more

Melvin G. Ashton (William Powell) is a crooked U.S. senator embarking on a campaign for the presidency. Ashton is a political buffoon, but he blackmails the party leaders to support his candidacy with his secret diary, which chronicles years of political corruption that, if made public, would destroy the success of his party and the careers of many. Enemies from a variety of sources attempt to steal the diary and prevent Ashton's rise to the nation's highest office.

Original Release

12/31/1947

US Release

12/31/1947

Cast

William Powell Senator Melvin G. Ashton
Ella Raines Poppy McNaughton
Peter Lind Hayes Lew Gibson
Arleen Whelan Valerie Shepherd
Ray Collins Houlihan / Fred Houlihan
Allen Jenkins Farrell
Charles D. Brown Dinty
Hans Conried Waiter / Karl - Waiter
Whit Bissell Robert Oakes
Milton Parsons You Know Who / 'You Know Who'
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

George S. Kaufman

Writers

Charles MacArthur, Edwin Lanham

Cast

William Powell Senator Melvin G. Ashton
Ella Raines Poppy McNaughton
Peter Lind Hayes Lew Gibson
Arleen Whelan Valerie Shepherd
Ray Collins Houlihan / Fred Houlihan
Allen Jenkins Farrell
Charles D. Brown Dinty
Hans Conried Waiter / Karl - Waiter
Whit Bissell Robert Oakes
Milton Parsons You Know Who / 'You Know Who'
Francis Pierlot Frank
Oliver Blake Indian
Chief Thundercloud Indian (as Chief Thunder Cloud) / Indian
Chief Yowlachie Indian
Iron Eyes Cody Indian
Claire Carleton Ingred / Ingrid Stuyvesant
Boyd Davis Politico
Rodney Bell Politico
Edward Clark Eddie
Cynthia Corley Helen

Producers

Editors

Sherman A. Rose

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