About the film
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The Great Man Votes
Release Date: January 13, 1939
|Slogan||:||«A MAN WITH A HOLE IN HIS PANTS»|
|Production Companies||:||RKO Radio Pictures|
|Writers||:||John Twist, Gordon Malherbe Hillman|
In 1923, Gregory Vance, a widower with two children, is a former scholar who has turned from book to bottle. He works, slightly, as a night-watchman, and his children, who know him for what he is and what he isn't, are his only admirers. Then, it is discovered that he is the only registered voter in a key precinct and the politicians, from both parties, arrive in droves bearing inducements. What he does about this situation, and the relatives who want to take his children away from him make up the story.