State of the Union (1948) 1080p YIFY Movie

State of the Union (1948) 1080p

State of the Union is a movie starring Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, and Van Johnson. An industrialist is urged to run for President, but this requires uncomfortable compromises on both political and marital levels.

IMDB: 7.35 Likes

  • Genre: Comedy | Drama
  • Quality: 1080p
  • Size: 2.34G
  • Resolution: / fps
  • Language: English  
  • Run Time: 124
  • IMDB Rating: 7.3/10 
  • MPR: Normal
  • Peers/Seeds: 0 / 0

The Synopsis for State of the Union (1948) 1080p

Kay Thordyke loves Grant Matthews and helps him become Republican nominee for President. The party machine begins to worry as Grant begins to speak for himself. At an important dinner his wife Mary condemns corrupt politicians and Grant learns to speak out even more boldly..


The Director and Players for State of the Union (1948) 1080p

[Director]Frank Capra
[Role:]Angela Lansbury
[Role:]Van Johnson
[Role:]Katharine Hepburn
[Role:]Spencer Tracy


The Reviews for State of the Union (1948) 1080p


Compromising situationsReviewed byTheLittleSongbirdVote: 8/10

One understandably expects a lot from 'State of the Union'. Really like to love most of Frank Capra's films, with 'It's a Wonderful Life' being an all-time favourite. Have always considered Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy extrenely talented actors and their pairing was deservedly legendary and one of the most famous cinematic pairings. The involvement of Adolphe Menjou and Angela Lansbury also promises a lot.

'State of the Union' may not be one of Capra's all time best, but it doesn't deserve to be merely known as a minor Capra. It is also a shame that it is one of the lesser known Tracy and Hepburn films (with them doing nine between 1942 and 1967, starting with 'Woman of the Year' and ending with 'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner' just before Tracy's death), when to me it is actually one of their best. If asked which one is my favourite, it would be 'Adam's Rib' followed by 'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner', while their weakest 'The Sea of Grass' was still watchable despite being heavily problematic. While not considering 'State of the Union' a classic as such, it is very interesting and very good still with an awful lot in its favour.

It is not the most refined of films on a technical level with some instances of uncharacteristically choppy editing.

Maybe it emphasises its points a little too much at times, so subtlety is not always there. The warmth present in other Capra films is not as strong here, though that is a comparison nit-pick.

Hepburn and Tracy however are both superb, Tracy being nicely understated but always engaged while Hepburn attacks her more interesting character without ever losing interest or going too shrill. Their chemistry really fires on all cylinders in a film that is something of a chemistry master-class. They are terrifically supported by the rest of the cast, with Angela Lansbury coming close to stealing the show in a more mature role for her at that time and never coming over as too lightweight. Menjou is his usual never less than solid self, and any tension behind the scenes between him and Hepburn doesn't come over in the film. Van Johnson stretches his comedic chops and is amusing while Lewis Stone brings dignity to his role.

Capra directs with his usual distinctive touch, never letting the film falling into corn or schmaltz though the film may lack the "warmth" of some of his other films. The story is always engaging and at its best enthralling, and the performances and the chemistry helps enormously in it coming alive. This coming alive feel is even more apparent in the clever script that crackles in wit and dazzles in sophistication, with enough insightful moments and some emotionally powerful ones, Tracy's climactic speech for one.

Overall, very good. 8/10 Bethany Cox

Reviewed bybestactorVote: 10/10/10

This is an outstanding movie that belongs in the standard viewingrepertoireof greatmovies from the 1940's. There is a reason this movie is not so well known.It wasobviously filmed as a big MGM production (you can hear the lion's roar onthesoundtrack!) that became owned by Frank Capra's Liberty Films. The scriptisveryintelligent and demonstrates a knowing cynicism of the political world,butmuch morebelievable and less sentimental than Mr. Smith or other Capra films. Mostpeople haveseen only a few Tracy-Hepburn movies. Hopefully with Hepburn's recentpassing therights owner will produce a digitally restored DVD with backgroundexplaining thehistory and perspective of this seldom seen classic.

Reviewed byvincentlynch-moonoiVote: 7/10/10

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