“The Best Man is a 1964 political drama film directed by Franklin J. Schaffner with a screenplay by Gore Vidal based on his play of the same title. Starring Henry Fonda, Cliff Robertson, and Lee Tracy, the film details the seamy political maneuverings behind the nomination of a presidential candidate. The
supporting cast features Edie Adams, Margaret Leighton, Ann Sothern, Shelley Berman, Gene Raymond, and Kevin McCarthy. Tracy was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for this, his final film.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Best_Man_(1964_film)
I have always been interested in variations on the means justify the ends. I thought I was being original when I said the means are the end. The following quote from the The Best Man is similar to what I have said.
“President Art Hockstader: There have been moments when I have questioned your methods.
Joe Cantwell: Well, you have to fight fire with fire, Mr. President.
President Art Hockstader: And the end justifies the means?
Joe Cantwell: Well, yes, sir. Yes. That is what I believe.
President Art Hockstader: Well, son, I have news for you about both politics and life… and may I say the two are exactly the same thing? There are no ends, Joe, only means…”
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