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The Great Man Votes

The Great Man Votes
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Theatrical poster
Directed by Garson Kanin
Produced by Cliff Reid
Written by Gordon Malherbe Hillman (story)
John Twist
Garson Kanin (uncredited)
Starring John Barrymore
Peter Holden
Virginia Weidler
Katherine Alexander
Music by Roy Webb
Cinematography Russell Metty
Editing by Jack Hively
Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures
Release date(s)
Running time 72 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $265,000[1]
Box office $432,000[1]

The Great Man Votes is a 1939 American drama film starring John Barrymore as a widowed professor turned drunkard who has the deciding vote in an election for mayor. It was based on the short story of the same name by Gordon Malherbe Hillman in American Magazine (Nov 1931).[2] The plot of the 2008 movie Swing Vote has been compared to The Great Man Votes.[3]




The film recorded a loss of $10,000.[1]


External links

  • TCM Movie Database
  • Internet Movie Database

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