Advise and Consent (1962)

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - 7:00pm
Led by 
Mike Canning

This absorbing political drama is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by journalist Alan Drury.  A Senate investigation into the President’s newly-nominated secretary of state reveals a secret from the past which could not only ruin the character of the candidate, but also that of the President.  Director Otto Preminger defied Hollywood’s Production Code to make this 1962 film featuring Charles Laughton, Henry Fonda, Walter Pidgeon, and Gene Tierney. "Hill Rag" critic and D.C. film expert Mike Canning discusses.


Host:  Carolyn Crouch, Founder, Washington Walks

Portrait of Mike CanningMike Canning is the long-time film critic of the Hill Rag and author of Hollywood on the Potomac: How the Movies View Washington, D.C.  It was the first publication to offer a comprehensive look at the intersection of the capital and the movies--how Washington, D.C. has been portrayed in American movies.  His reviews can be found at  Mike was a Foreign Service Officer for 28 years, working as a press and cultural officer in eight countries on four continents.  He and his wife Judy have made their home on Capitol Hill for 53 years.