A fine political drama with lots of comedy on the order of THE CANDIDATE, THE BEST MAN, and several others in the genre. Alda proved himself a good writer with this intelligent and observant screenplay loosely based on the supposed life of Ted Kennedy. The seduction of the title refers
to the corrupting potential of political power. Alda is a liberal senator married to Harris, with two children, Ross and Baker. Harris hates being in the limelight, while Alda revels in it. His basically nice nature is seen to change as he rises higher in the national scene. He dallies with labor
lawyer Streep but recognizes the affair as basically dishonest and returns to Harris. Th...