The Great Man Votes
|The Great Man Votes|
|Directed by||Garson Kanin|
|Produced by||Cliff Reid|
|Screenplay by||John Twist
Garson Kanin (uncredited)
|Based on||"The Great Man Votes" (short story) by Gordon Malherbe Hillman|
|Music by||Roy Webb|
|Edited by||Jack Hively|
|Distributed by||RKO Radio Pictures|
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 published in the November 1933 issue of American Magazine. The plot of the 2008 movie Swing Vote has been compared to The Great Man Votes.
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The film recorded a loss of $10,000.
- Richard Jewel, 'RKO Film Grosses: 1931–1951', Historical Journal of Film Radio and Television, Vol 14 No 1, 1994 p57
- "The Great Man Votes (1939): Screenplay Info". TCM Movie Database. Turner Classic Movies.
- Dargis, Manohla (August 1, 2008). "Hey, America, This Guy's for You (Movie Review 'Swing Vote')". The New York Times.
- The Great Man Votes at the TCM Movie Database
- The Great Man Votes at AllMovie
- The Great Man Votes at the Internet Movie Database
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