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The Great Man (1956)

 -  Drama  -  December 1956 (USA)
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Joe Harris, preparing a eulogy for popular radio commentator Herb Fuller, finds that nobody has a good word to say about him.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Joe Harris
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Philip Carleton
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Sid Moore
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Carol Larson
Joanne Gilbert ...
Ginny - Harris' secretary
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Paul Beaseley
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Nick Cellantano
Russ Morgan ...
Eddie Brand
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Dr. O'Connor (as Edward C. Platt)
Robert Foulk ...
Mike Jackson - radio engineer
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Harry Connors
Vinton Hayworth ...
Charley Carruthers
Henny Backus ...
Mrs. Rieber
Janie Alexander ...
Mary Browne
Vikki Dougan ...
Marcia - new receptionist
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On the death of popular national radio commentator Herb Fuller, underling Joe Harris undertakes to prepare an hour long, eulogistic program featuring interviews with Fuller's friends. But, though Fuller was beloved by 150 million of what all the pros term the "great unwashed," all Harris can find is victims, cynical users, and outright enemies of Fuller. Is this where the magic of editing comes in? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Everybody loved the Great Man except those who hated his guts!

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Ginny: Feet of clay, huh?
Joe Harris: Right up to the knees, at least.
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THE MEANING OF THE BLUES
Written by Bobby Troup and Leah Worth
Performed by Julie London
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A Welles Copy?
26 May 2001 | by (the Pacific Northwest) – See all my reviews

This is a very interesting film for a variety of reasons. In many ways, it's a CITIZEN KANE knock-off, but sometimes in reverse. We see the reporter who is putting together the story of the great man, but we never see the great man himself. As in "Kane," the ex-wife is an alcoholic singer. There is also a "Rosebud" of sorts-a deathbed obscenity. Well worth watching!


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