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Washington Story (1952)

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81 min | Drama

Joe Gresham is a hard-working but reticent congressman from Massachusetts. Reporter Alice Kingsley arrives in Washington, DC hired by Gilbert Nunnally, a tabloid columnist and cynic who wants Alice to uncover a ripe political scandal. They...See moreJoe Gresham is a hard-working but reticent congressman from Massachusetts. Reporter Alice Kingsley arrives in Washington, DC hired by Gilbert Nunnally, a tabloid columnist and cynic who wants Alice to uncover a ripe political scandal. They target "No Comment Joe" Gresham, and she begins developing a story on him, telling him it will be a benign "profile." Gresham is struggling with a genuine legislative dilemma, weighing the funding of a ship building facility which would favor his own district against broader national defense requirements. To get to know him better-and to dig up some appropriate dirt, Alice agrees to travel with Joe to his home district, where she meets his mother and observes him in his local context. She finds Gresham's wholesome image appears unfeigned and becomes torn between her commission to write a "tell-all" story and her growing attraction to Joe. Written by Mike Canning (mpcanning04@gmail.com See less
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Jul 18, 1952 (United States)

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Van Johnson
Joseph T. Gresham Joseph T. Gresham   See fewer
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Patricia Neal
Alice Kingsley Alice Kingsley   See fewer
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Louis Calhern
Charles W. Birch Charles W. Birch   See fewer
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Sidney Blackmer
Philip Emery Philip Emery   See fewer
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Philip Ober
Gilbert Nunnally Gilbert Nunnally   See fewer
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Patricia Collinge
Miss Galbreth Miss Galbreth   See fewer
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Moroni Olsen
Speaker of the House Speaker of the House   See fewer
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Elizabeth Patterson
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Reinhold Schünzel
Peter Kralik Peter Kralik   See fewer
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Caswell Caswell   See fewer
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John Sheldon John Sheldon   See fewer
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6.5 / 10 | 144 votes