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The Great White Hope (11-Oct-1970)

Director: Martin Ritt

Writer: Howard Sackler

From a play: The Great White Hope by Howard Sackler

Keywords: Drama, Biography, Boxing

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Rodolfo Acosta
29-Jul-1920 7-Nov-1974 Bandido
Jane Alexander
28-Oct-1939   The Ring
R. G. Armstrong
7-Apr-1917 27-Jul-2012 Pruneface in Dick Tracy
Marcel Dalio
17-Jul-1900 20-Nov-1983 The Sun Also Rises
Lloyd Gough
21-Sep-1907 23-Jul-1984 Blacklisted character actor
Moses Gunn
2-Oct-1929 16-Dec-1993 Bumpy Jonas in Shaft
Hal Holbrook
17-Feb-1925   Mark Twain Tonight
James Earl Jones
17-Jan-1931   Voice of Darth Vader and CNN
Chester Morris
16-Feb-1901 11-Sep-1970 Boston Blackie
Larry Pennell
21-Feb-1928 28-Aug-2013 Ted McKeever on Ripcord
Beah Richards
12-Jul-1920 14-Sep-2000 Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Robert Webber
14-Oct-1924 19-May-1989 12 Angry Men


Review by anonymous (posted on 4-Jun-2005)

The Great White Hope was a movie that I will never forget. For thirty-five years, occasionally, I will think about it and what a powerful film it was. I believe it was one of the first films brave enough to have a white woman and a black man as a couple and I admired that. The image of James Earl Jones dancing in the movie is the scene that comes to my mind most of all. He was able to emote his feelings and was a fabulous actor even back then. Interesting story, well directed, well acted, and ahead of its time. Thank you for the opportunity to share my feelings about this film.

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