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The Great John L. (1945)

Approved | | Biography, Drama, Sport | 25 May 1945 (USA)
Women in the life of prizefighter John L. Sullivan.

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Anne Livingstone
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Kathy Harkness
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Richard Martin
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McManus
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John Flood
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Billy Muldoon
J.M. Kerrigan ...
Father O'Malley
Joel Friedkin ...
Michael Sullivan - John's Father
Simon Semenoff ...
Mons. Claire
Harry Crocker ...
Arthur Brisbane
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Claire's Manager
Lee Sullivan ...
Mickey Steele
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Women in the life of prizefighter John L. Sullivan.

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HISTORY AND LOVE ARE MADE AT NIGHT! (original print ad-all caps) See more »

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Biography | Drama | Sport

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(Western Electric Recording)

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Released in 1985 on VHS?
19 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I read on ebay that the film was released on home video once in 1985.

It has been out of print since then.

Perhaps a write-in campaign to Criterion might get it considered for a DVD.

For an obscure film, there seems to be some momentum building to bring it back.

Has it been shown on Turner Classic Movies in the past couple of years?

Does their Web site allow viewers to request films?

My uncle mentioned THE GREAT JOHN L to me in January and I've been tasked to find it for him in some fashion. First it was going to be a 65th birthday gift - now I'm aiming for the holidays... If not by then, hopefully for next year's birthday!


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