These films examine the responsibilities of the office of the President, from re-created historical events to fictional flights of the imagination.
State of the Union (1948), Dir. Frank Capra
A wealthy industrialist is urged to run for office, but must compromise. Starring Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn and Angela Lansbury.
The Best Man (1964), Dir. Franklin Schaffner
An adaptation of Gore Vidal’s play; a bitter struggle between two presidential candidates for an endorsement. Starring Henry Fonda and Cliff Robertson.
Dave (1993), Dir. Ivan Reitman
Kevin Kline plays a lookalike for the President who suddenly finds himself in a position of real power.
Gabriel Over the White House (1933), Dir. Gregory La Cava
Depression-era fantasy with Walter Huston playing an elected president who then experiences a mysterious transformation in office.
The Final Days (1989), Dir. Richard Pearce
Based on the book by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, chronicling Nixon’s last days in office.
The Missiles of October (1974), Dir. Anthony Page
Based on Robert Kennedy’s book Thirteen Days, this docu-drama profiles the Kennedy administration's actions during the Cuban Missile crisis. With William Devane and Martin Sheen.
The American President (1995), Dir. Rob Reiner
Aaron Sorkin’s script about the impact of the personal onto the political, when a widowed president, Michael Douglas, begins a relationship with a lobbyist, Annette Bening.
Mark Ethan, a member of the Actors Studio, has appeared in films including The Secret Lives of Dentists, The Confession and Lesser Prophets.
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