The New Pictures, Jan. 5, 1948

The Senator Was Indiscreet (Universal-International) offers some useful hints on how to become President of the U.S.

In the first place, the U.S. is a land of such glowing opportunity that no candidate need bother to have a brain. Senator Melvin G. Ashton (William Powell) cannot even spell—but, with the help of a smart pressagent (Peter Lind Hayes) and a bit of blackmail, he very nearly makes the White House.

The Senator's speech of acceptance is such a model of reluctance that one opposition paper headlines it: ASHTON BACKS INTO PRESIDENTIAL RACE....

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