• Politics (1931)


Release Date: 1931

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 11 min

Plot Summary

Disgusted with the influence of racketeer Jim Curango (John Miljan) in their small town, music teacher Ivy Higgins (Polly Moran) decides to run for mayor. After the death of a young woman, Myrtle (Karen Morley), Ivy discovers that the killer intended to murder Myrtle's boyfriend. Ivy then enlists Myrtle's mother, Hattie (Marie Dressler), in her cause. When Hattie proves a better speaker at rallies, Ivy realizes she should be the candidate instead -- but Curango means to challenge their plans.

Cast: Marie Dressler, Polly Moran, Roscoe Ates, Karen Morley, William Bakewell, John Miljan, Joan Marsh, Tom McGuire

Director: Charles Reisner

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Keywords: Cheeky, Murder, 1930s, Quest, Small town, Mother, Underdog, Daughter