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Susan Hayward and Dean Martin throw a wrench into Wilfred Hyde-White’s political machine in this Depression-era tale of corruption and power. Plucked out of obscurity by crooked party boss Sylvester Marin (Hyde-White), good ol’ country boy Bo Gillis (Martin) is elected governor based solely on smear tactics. Married to Ada (Hayward), an ambitious call girl he met during the campaign, Bo soon discovers he’s only a puppet with Marin pulling the stings. So when Ada convinces her husband to stand up and fight back, it leads to car bombings and blackmail as Marin battles the Gillis’ for control of the state. Based on Wirt Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-nominated novel, Ada was partially inspired by Jimmie Davis, the singing governor of Louisiana, whose campaign song “You Are My Sunshine” is echoed by “May the Lord Bless You Real Good,” a tune written especially for the film and performed by Martin.

**Please be aware that this is a manufactured on demand disc that was created using a DVD-R disc. It should play in all standard DVD players.
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Technical Specs
  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 108 Minutes
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Studio: Warner Archives
  • Audio: ENGLISH: Mono
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    Starring Dean Martin as the governor-elect. He meets Susan Hayward in a cabaret with hostesses to charm men to spend money and leads him to a private room. Dean goes thru the usual sexual approaches and gets the slam down. Next morning, Susan is still dressed and has breakfast ready, yet Dean is sleeping and undressed in bed with a hang-over. Next scene is Dean asking Susan to marry him. So, Susan was a hostess with stiff male entertainment standards. Yet she would be called ugly names because she hosted men privately, a "call girl".
    Dean is elected Governor. He finds out he is only kept busy signing documents. He did not even read them! All legislature was controlled by a his friendly elder statesman, Wilfred Hyde-White. The Lieutenant Governor asked questions of Dean's signatures and him about it. Next, the Lieutenant Governor was forced to resign through Wilfred's blackmail. Dean was stupid, he asked questions of Wilfred. Next, He got car bombed.
    Somewhere in this mess, Susan begged for an invitation to a society ladies' luncheon. Hayward got shot down by these women of high society. Ugly scene, their husbands were robbing the state meanwhile.
    She asked Wilfred for the Lieutenant Governor's job when he bust into her bedroom while she was not fully dressed. She got the job. Dean flew off the handle because a married woman took a job.
    Let's get near the ending of the movie, husband mistrusts his wife, yet she is fighting for him. She is even smarter than him to find honest statesmen and get them propose new legislature to correct graft. She is smarter than her husband when it comes to dishonesty. Dean is country bumpkin, in smart category.
    The final scene is significant, Dean stands up for his wife when push comes to shove. Especially, over her past life. I especially like that "BRAINS, beauty and charm" won out!

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