State of the Union1948

| Gallery | Quotes || State of the Union: DVD | Blu-Ray | Collectibles
State of the Union
Directed by:
Frank Capra

Directed by Frank Capra, and written by Anthony Veiller (screenplay), "State of the Union" (also known as "Stato dell'unione, Lo") is a Comedy/Drama film, released in the USA on April 30 of 1948 . Spencer Tracy and Van Johnson are starring, alongside Angela Lansbury, Lewis Stone, Howard Smith and Charles Dingle.

How's the State of the Union? It's GREAT!

Who directed "State of the Union":

State of the Union was directed by Frank Capra, an Italian director, producer, and writer.

Before making State of the Union, Frank Capra had directed It's a Wonderful Life, released in 1946, Arsenic and Old Lace (1944), Meet John Doe (1941), Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), You Can't Take It with You (1938), and Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936). Since, he directed Riding High, released in 1950, Here Comes the Groom (1951), A Hole in the Head (1959), Pocketful of Miracles (1961).

When was "State of the Union" released:

State of the Union was initally released in the United States on Friday, April 30, 1948. Another film released on Friday, April 30, 1948 is Under California Stars (dir. William Witney). This was seventy-one (71) years ago.

It has been released on Tuesday, December 13, 1977 in Germany.

What is the casting of "State of the Union":

At the casting of State of the Union we find Spencer Tracy, previously seen in Cass Timberlane (1947) and The Sea of Grass (1947); Van Johnson (The Romance of Rosy Ridge (1947), Till the Clouds Roll By (1946)); Angela Lansbury (If Winter Comes (1947), The Private Affairs of Bel Ami (1947)) [ more... ]

  • Raymond Walburn, Margaret Hamilton, Irving Bacon, Charles Lane and Tom Fadden also worked together in Riding High, released in 1950.
  • Maidel Turner, Art Baker, Irving Bacon and Charles Lane can be seen in Here Comes the Groom, released in 1951.
  • Raymond Walburn, Pierre Watkin, Irving Bacon and Charles Lane have all also be seen in Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, released in 1936.
  • Charles Lane and Raymond Walburn, Margaret Hamilton, Irving Bacon also worked together in Broadway Bill, released in 1934.
  • Charles Lane, Georgie Nokes and Tom Fadden also appeared together in It's a Wonderful Life, released in 1946.
  • Pierre Watkin and Lewis Stone, Raymond Walburn also appeared in Key to the City, released in 1950.
  • Charles Lane and Pierre Watkin, Irving Bacon also worked together in You Can't Take It with You, released in 1938.
  • Irving Bacon, Charles Lane and Tom Fadden also appeared together in Moonrise, released in 1948.
  • Charles Lane and Raymond Walburn, Irving Bacon also appeared in Professor Beware, released in 1938.
  • Tom Fadden and Irving Bacon, Charles Lane can also be seen in Pardon My Sarong, released in 1942.
  • Charles Dingle, Art Baker and Pierre Watkin also appeared together in A Southern Yankee, released in 1948.
  • Charles Lane and Spencer Tracy, Irving Bacon have all also be seen in Edison, the Man, released in 1940.
  • Irving Bacon, Charles Lane and Tom Fadden also appeared together in Look Who's Laughing, released in 1941.
  • Irving Bacon and Spencer Tracy, Van Johnson also appeared in A Guy Named Joe, released in 1943.

What is the Storyline of "State of the Union":

Republican newspaper magnate Kay Thorndyke (Angela Lansbury) intends to make her lover, aircraft tycoon Grant Matthews (Spencer Tracy), President of the United States with her as the power behind the throne. Thorndyke plans to use her newspaper chain's influence to deadlock the 1948 Republican National Convention, so it will choose Matthews as a compromise dark horse candidate instead of Dewey, Taft, or another.

Matthews is skeptical of the idea of running for president, but Thorndyke, Republican [...]

Message board

No message has yet been posted about State of the Union.

Start a Topic



MGM logoMGM logo

Explore more

Art Tatum was also an athlete.
2 messages - Art Tatum attended and graduated from the Ohio State School for the Blind. He was in my father's (James O.Black) and mother;s (Dorothy...

I need a quote.
20 messages - I need the quote that John says at the very beginning about him being a coin of the United States Army. I need the whole thing but I don't know how to...

The Other Films of Sam Cupae
2 messages - I am a big fan of Sam's - especially his adult films under the name of Sam Cooper. Probably his best was "Latex" but he made about a dozen....

xXx: State of the Union( 2005 )xXx: State of the Union
Starring: S. L. Jackson, W. Dafoe, S. Speedman, P. Strauss...

State of Grace( 1990 )State of Grace
Directed by: P. Joanou, starring S. Penn, E. Harris, G. Oldman, J. Turturro...

Resources: Liberty Films, Wikipedia and contributions from movie fans. Anyone can submit additionnal information and corrections, you can post a message into the forum, or you can contact me by e-mail. Information and materials are submitted by users and thus may not always contain up-to-date and correct information, so do not hesite to report mistakes, and submit corrections.Thank you!. Direct editing is no longer available, sorry.

  • Due to health issues, this site has been maintained on and off during the last few years. Some information is outdated, and I am trying to fix things progressively. Thank you in advance for your indulgence -The Webmaster-
  • Messages posted at this site are the sole opinion and responsibility of the poster. In no way will be liable or responsible for their content. If you believe something is inappropriate please do not hesitate to report it.
  • Information available at this site are based on the contributions submitted movie fans (visitors, registered members). I cannot guarantee the validity, accuracy or reliability of the information found here. If there are mistakes, or outdated information, I truly apologize. You can use the contact form to submit additional information. Thank you!