Plot & Details
Dean Martin plays an easygoing Southern politician, long on charm but short on brains. Susan Hayward, a poor girl with rich ideas, marries Martin and endeavors to engineer him into the governor's chair. Though no saint herself, Hayward is determined to overcome the good-old-boy corruption infesting the state government. She emerges triumphant after a public showdown with crafty politico Wilfred Hyde-White. Based on a novel by Wirt Williams,Ada was produced by the same team that had guided Susan Hayward to an Oscar nomination for I'll Cry Tomorrow.
- Genre(s): Drama,Romance
- Run Time: 109min.
- Distributor(s): MGM
- Director(s): Daniel Mann
- Starring: Susan Hayward , Dean Martin , Wilfrid Hyde-White , Ralph Meeker , Martin Balsam
- Themes: Opposites Attract,Fighting the System,Whistleblowers
- Keywords: Senate, car, governor, nomination, police, press, prostitute/prostitution, publicity, against-the-system, corruption, government, rags-to-riches