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Needing a hand...

Acting Prime Minister John "Blackjack" McEwen exercises his skills to choose the next Liberal Leader/Prime Minister after the death of Harold Holt.

McEwen refused to work with William McMahon. Senator John Gorton holds all the cards. Other cabinet members in the scene. (L - R) Paul Hasluck - Minister for External Affairs, Allen Fairhall - Minister for Defence, Les Bury - Minister for Labour.