Otto Preminger directs a political story of devious and ruthless government officials trying to make backroom deals. The president (Franchot Tone) wants to appoint a controversial man (Henry Fonda) to be Secretary of State. The action takes place among the Senate subcommittee and the bickering leads to devious games and ruined careers. Advise & Consent was considered to be very daring and shocking when released. It still holds up.