Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller
Senate investigation into the President's newly nominated Secretary of State, gives light to a secret from the past, which may not only ruin the candidate, but the President's character as well.
Charlton Heston was offered the part of Brig Anderson, but the actor did not think it a strong part. He instead lobbied for the part of Seab Cooley but director Otto Preminger was set on either Spencer Tracy or Charles Laughton, so Heston withdrew.
Stanley Danta: Morning, son.
Paperboy: Good morning, senator... thank you.
As the security guard enters Senator Anderson's office the telephone is ringing. The rings (apparently added in post-production) each echo around the office, but the final ring stops abruptly and there is no echo. Even if the caller had hung up in mid-ring, that ring, like the others, would still have briefly reverberated around the room.
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