Henry Fonda (William Russell)Cliff Robertson (Joe Cantwell)Edie Adams (Mabel Cantwell)Margaret Leighton (Alice Russell)Shelley Berman (Sheldon Bascomb)Lee Tracy (President Art Hockstader)Ann Sothern (Sue Ellen Gamadge)Gene Raymond (Don Cantwell)Kevin McCarthy (Dick Jensen)Mahalia Jackson (Mahalia Jackson)Howard K. Smith (Howard K. Smith)John Henry Faulk (Gov. T.T. Claypoole)Richard Arlen (Sen. Oscar Anderson)Penny Singleton (Mrs. Claypoole)George Kirgo (Speechwriter)George Furth (Tom)Anne Newman Bacal (Janet)Mary Lawrence (Mrs. Merwin)
Franklin J. Schaffner
The two front runners for their party's presidential nomination, one principled and the other ruthless, vie for the former president's endorsement.