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on 30 September 2006
Intelligent, wordy political drama with high production values, excellent performances and the enduringly potent theme of personal integrity.
Fans of the more comedic Tracy/Hepburn films may find it a struggle but as always they perform with consummate skill, as do the rest of the cast, with Lansbury and Menjou outstanding.
New World Order conspiracy theorists will be surprised by the Tracy character's call for one world government, though it is clear that he sees it as a Utopian ideal rather than a means of universal subjugation.
I noted, by the way, that at the end Hepburn listens to Tracy's passionate, liberating speech with tears brimming in her eyes, just as she was to do some twenty years later in their touching farewell, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.