Gabriel Over the White House Movie Review 1933

Information and Film Reviews for Gabriel Over the White House the Movie

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Part political satire, part fantasy, and completely fascinating. Huston is venal politician Judson Hammond, completely in thrall to his crooked cohorts, who manages to get elected President. While recuperating from an auto accident Hammond thinks he's sees a vision of the Archangel Gabriel, who essentially tells him to change his crooked ways. From bought man Hammond changes to righteous do-gooder, much to the dismay of his criminal companions, who'll stop at nothing to get rid of the man they think has simply gone insane. Huston gives a powerful performance in this decidedly oddball film.


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Available on VHS
Running time 86 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Satire & Parody, Politics, Presidency, Angels
Carey Wilson
Walter Huston, Karen Morley, Arthur Byron, Franchot Tone, Dickie Moore, C. Henry Gordon, David Landau, Samuel S. Hinds, Jean Parker
Gregory La Cava
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Walter Wanger

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