1 hr. 21 min.
Melvin G. Ashton (William Powell) is a crooked U.S. senator embarking on a campaign for the presidency. Ashton is a political buffoon, but he blackmails the party leaders to support his candidacy with his secret diary, which chronicles years of political corruption that, if made public, would destroy the success of his party and the careers of many. Enemies from a variety of sources attempt to steal the diary and prevent Ashton's rise to the nation's highest office.
Director: George S. Kaufman