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The Senator Was Indiscreet (1947)

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88 min | Comedy

A bumbling, long-winded and crooked Southern senator, considered by some as a dark horse for the Presidency, panics his party when his tell-all diary is stolen.
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Writers
Charles MacArthur (screenplay) | Edwin Lanham (story)
Cinematographer
William C. Mellor (as William Mellor)
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Updated Dec 26, 1947

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Dec 26, 1947 (United States)
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William Powell
Senator Melvin G. Ashton Senator Melvin G. Ashton   See fewer
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Poppy McNaughton Poppy McNaughton   See fewer
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Peter Lind Hayes
Lew Gibson Lew Gibson   See fewer
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Milton Parsons
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Oliver Blake
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Boyd Davis
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William Forrest
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Douglas Wood
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George Mann
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William Vedder
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6.7 / 10 | 368 votes