Wealthy aeroplane manufacturer Grant Matthews is encouraged to become a presidential candidate by his girlfriend, press baron Kay Thorndyke. Forced to publicly reunite with his estranged wife Mary in order to present the illusion of a happy marriage, he comes close to nomination. But, as Grant and Mary realise that political success will mean compromising their principles, Grant has a change of heart.
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Harold Lindsay and Russel Crouse (The Sound of Music), and with supporting turns from Angela Lansbury (Gaslight) and Adolphe Menjou (The Sniper), State of the Union is a brilliant blend of political satire and romantic comedy.
High Definition remaster
Original mono audio
Audio commentary with critics and writers Claire Kenny, Glenn Kenny and Farran Smith Nehme (2023)
The John Player Lecture with Angela Lansbury (1973), archival audio recording of the celebrated star of film, stage and television in conversation with Rex Reed at London’s National Film Theatre
Lucy Bolton on Angela Lansbury (2023): the academic discusses the life and eventful career of the much-loved performer
Original theatrical trailer
Image gallery: promotional and publicity materials
New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay on the film, archival interviews with director Frank Capra, archival set reports, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and full film credits
UK premiere on Blu-ray
Limited edition of 3,000 copies
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