His Excellency

  • 1951
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

This routine labor drama stars Portman as a former laborer who has risen through strikes, unionization, and strife, to the rank of governor of an industrial island locked in a bitter battle over wages and conditions. Instead of calling in the troops to break the strike, as his predecessors would have, Portman ventures out among the workers and listens to...read more

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This routine labor drama stars Portman as a former laborer who has risen through strikes, unionization, and strife, to the rank of governor of an industrial island locked in a bitter battle over wages and conditions. Instead of calling in the troops to break the strike, as his predecessors

would have, Portman ventures out among the workers and listens to their complaints while stressing that he was once in their shoes. Despite his civilized banter, the violent strike escalates, forcing Portman to send in the dreaded troops. Though the laborers feel betrayed, Portman once again comes

to their aid and things are finally settled.

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