Academy Award-winning screen icons Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn shine in a classic film about marriage, politics and the pursuit of the American dream. When idealistic businessman Grant Matthews (Tracy) is chosen to run for the Presidency, he is caught between the ruthless ambition of a string-pulling newspaper owner and the integrity of his devoted wife (Hepburn). But just as Matthews embraces his ultimate goal, he realizes that he may have lost touch with the American people. Masterfully directed by three-time Academy Award winner Frank Capra (It’s a Wonderful Life, It Happened One Night), State of the Union is a timeless crowd pleaser with a stellar supporting cast including Angela Lansbury, Van Johnson and Adolphe Menjou.

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State of the Union (1948)

Unrated

Drama/Comedy · 2h 4m · 4/7/1948

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Academy Award-winning screen icons Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn shine in a classic film about marriage, politics and the pursuit of the American dream. When idealistic businessman Grant Matthews (Tracy) is chosen to run for the Presidency, he is caught between the ruthless ambition of a string-pulling newspaper owner and the integrity of his devoted wife (Hepburn). But just as Matthews embraces his ultimate goal, he realizes that he may have lost touch with the American people. Masterfully directed by three-time Academy Award winner Frank Capra (It’s a Wonderful Life, It Happened One Night), State of the Union is a timeless crowd pleaser with a stellar supporting cast including Angela Lansbury, Van Johnson and Adolphe Menjou.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Company

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

Budget

$2,600,000
Cast
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Spencer Tracy

Grant Matthews
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Katharine Hepburn

Mary Matthews (as Katherine Hepburn)
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Van Johnson

'Spike' McManus
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Angela Lansbury

Kay Thorndyke
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Adolphe Menjou

Jim Conover (as Adolph Menjou)
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Lewis Stone

Sam Thorndyke
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Howard Smith

Sam I. Parrish
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Charles Dingle

Bill Nolard Hardy
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Maidel Turner

Lulubelle Alexander
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Raymond Walburn

Judge Alexander
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Margaret Hamilton

Norah
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Art Baker

Leith - Radio Announcer
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Pierre Watkin

Senator Ed Lauterback
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Florence Auer

Grace Orval Draper
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Irving Bacon

Buck Swanson
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Charles Lane

Blink Moran, Network Producer
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Patti Brady

Joyce Matthews
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Georgie Nokes

Grant 'Butch' Matthews Jr.
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Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer

Bellboy (as Carl Switzer)
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Tom Fadden

Emil Brigsby - Hotel Waiter
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Tom Pedi

Pasquale - Hotel Barber
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Rhea Mitchell

Jenny
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Don Anderson

Television Technician (uncredited)
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Harry Anderson

Photographer (uncredited)
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Stanley Andrews

Senator (uncredited)
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Sam Ash

Editor (uncredited)
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Frank Austin

Crackpot (uncredited)
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David Bair

Minor Role (uncredited)
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George Barton

Photographer (uncredited)
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Brandon Beach

Editor (uncredited)
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Anne Beck

Receptionist (uncredited)
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Lennie Bluett

Page Boy (uncredited)
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Jack Boyle

Photographer (uncredited)
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Norma Brown

Cigarette Girl (uncredited)
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Douglas Carter

Photographer (uncredited)
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Maurice Cass

Little Man at White House Gate (uncredited)
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Davison Clark

Newspaper Editor Crump (uncredited)
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David Clarke

Rusty Miller (uncredited)
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Frank L. Clarke

Joe Crandall (uncredited)
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Gene Coogan

Photographer (uncredited)
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Edwin Cooper

Bradbury (uncredited)
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Fred Datig Jr.

Elevator Boy (uncredited)
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Bert Davidson

Reporter (uncredited)
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Boyd Davis

Doctor (uncredited)
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Lew Davis

Reporter (uncredited)
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Drew Demorest

Reporter (uncredited)
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Helen Eby-Rock

Business Woman (uncredited)
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Thornton Edwards

Minor Role (uncredited)
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Franklyn Farnum

Congressman (uncredited)
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Sam Finn

Reporter (uncredited)
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Sig Frohlich

Page Boy (uncredited)
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Joe Gilbert

Newsreel Cameraman (uncredited)
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Herschel Graham

Assistant Cameraman (uncredited)
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Jesse Graves

Jesse - Butler (uncredited)
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Mahlon Hamilton

Businessman (uncredited)
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Phil Harron

Reporter (uncredited)
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Timmy Hawkins

Minor Role (uncredited)
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Dell Henderson

Broder (uncredited)
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Al Hill

Television Technician (uncredited)
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Art Howard

City Official (uncredited)
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Tor Johnson

Wrestler (uncredited)
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Eddie Kane

Television Prompter (uncredited)
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Jimmy Lennon Sr.

Reporter (uncredited)
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Marion Martin

Blonde Girl (uncredited)
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Frank Mayo

City Official (uncredited)
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Frank McClure

Reporter (uncredited)
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Charles Meakin

Editor (uncredited)
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Russell Meeker

Politician (uncredited)
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Fred Miller

Labor Leader (uncredited)
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Howard M. Mitchell

Doctor (uncredited)
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Ralph Montgomery

Reporter (uncredited)
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Roger Moore

Photographer (uncredited)
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Bert Moorhouse

Politician (uncredited)
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Arthur O'Connell

First Reporter (uncredited)
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Garry Owen

Brooklynite (uncredited)
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Netta Packer

Nurse (uncredited)
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Frank Pharr

Editor (uncredited)
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Eddie Phillips

Television Technician (uncredited)
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Francis Pierlot

Newspaper Editor Josephs (uncredited)
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Stanley Price

Photographer (uncredited)
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Ed Randolph

Reporter (uncredited)
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Barry Regan

Reporter (uncredited)
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Ellen Ross

Secretary (uncredited)
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Henry Russell

Labor Leader (uncredited)
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Marshall Ruth

Minor Role (uncredited)
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Jerry Schumacher

Newsreel Cameraman (uncredited)
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Charles Sherlock

Photographer (uncredited)
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Robert Skelton

Reporter (uncredited)
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Lew Smith

Photographer (uncredited)
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Robert Spencer

Guard (uncredited)
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Ted Stanhope

Reporter (uncredited)
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Charles Sullivan

Television Sound Technician (uncredited)
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Henry Sylvester

Butler (uncredited)
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Eve Whitney

Secretary (uncredited)
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Dave Willock

Pilot (uncredited)
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Wilson Wood

Photographer (uncredited)
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Fred Zendar

Photographer (uncredited)
Crew
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Frank Capra

Director
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Howard Lindsay

Writer
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Russel Crouse

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

State of the Union

(DVD)

8/22/2006

Disc Title Front Cover

State of the Union

(DVD)

4/11/2011

Disc Title Front Cover

State of the Union

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

9/7/2021

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