THE OLD COPPER COLLAR by Dan Cushman

THE OLD COPPER COLLAR

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Montana, at the turn of the century, and some forthright finagling in an attempt to buy up a Senatorial seat offers a comedy along obstreperous to obvious lines and with less natural humor than the earlier Stay Away Joe. Fred Bennett, launching the campaign in Helena for his millionaire father H.B. who is fighting the opposition- the Cobra Copper Company, arrives there with a $280,000 bag of boodle to strengthen the slogan- Bennett for Senate. This brings him into some personal conflict with Maureen, whose father is the opposition candidate, and he must also circumvent an investigation by the Company Committee. Bennett has few votes to start with but the money brings them in- buys up the legislature and a victory which Fred, with a little help, can adjust with his romance.... High spirits, along with the low politics, may keep this (corn) ball rolling toward a masculine audience.

Pub Date: Sept. 23rd, 1957
Publisher: Ballantine