Ada (1961)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Political Drama  |   Release Date - Aug 25, 1961 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 109 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Dean Martin plays an easygoing Southern politician, long on charm but short on brains. Susan Hayward, a poor girl with rich ideas, marries Martin and endeavors to engineer him into the governor's chair. Though no saint herself, Hayward is determined to overcome the good-old-boy corruption infesting the state government. She emerges triumphant after a public showdown with crafty politico Wilfred Hyde-White. Based on a novel by Wirt Williams,Ada was produced by the same team that had guided Susan Hayward to an Oscar nomination for I'll Cry Tomorrow.

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against-the-system, car, corruption, government, governor, nomination, police, press, prostitute/prostitution, publicity, rags-to-riches, Senate