Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama
A naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the United States Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn't back down.
The Washington press corps was highly indignant at the way it was portrayed in the film. Consequently, a great deal of the initial reviews from the capitol were very negative. One of their chief objections was that the film made them all out to be drinking too much.
Diz, what do you think? Daniel Boone's lost.
Diz Moore: No?
Clarissa Saunders: Lost in the wilds of Washington.
Diz Moore: Well, if your boy friend's gonna blaze trails, I'm going over to the Press Club.
Clarissa Saunders: Aw, stick around. He might want us all to put on short pants and go out hiking. You ...
Under the Standing Rules of the Senate governing debate, Senator Paine would not technically have been allowed to attack Senator Smith's character and accuse him of graft. The rule states: "No Senator in debate shall, directly or indirectly, by any form of words impute to another Senator or to other Senators any conduct or motive unworthy or unbecoming a Senator."