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Give 'em Hell, Harry! (1975)

One man show about the presidency of Harry S Truman.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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One man show about the presidency of Harry S Truman.

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In addition to Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) and Sleuth (1972), this is only one of three films in which entire on-screen billed cast received acting Oscar nominations. ("Sleuth"'s credits, however, did include several nonexistent actors to mislead the audience into thinking it was not just a two-character thriller and Virginia Woolf did feature two unbilled bit players as roadhouse employees, neither of whom was obviously nominated.) See more »

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Harry S Truman: And finally, Margaret, to be a good president I fear that a man cannot be his own mentor. He cannot live the sermon on the mountain, he has to be a Machiavelli, a Caesar, a Borgia, an anctuous religio, a liar. A what-not to be successful so I probably won't be. But I'm having a lot of fun trying the opposite approach. Maybe it'll win. Lots of love, dad.
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Referenced in The Golden Girls: The Housekeeper (1987) See more »

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The Missouri Waltz
Composed by Frederick Knight Logan (uncredited)
Played by Pearl Kaufman
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On my Top Ten List for certain!
26 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was made the year I was born, and I only saw it because it happened to be on at midnight on some non-affiliated channel back around 1990. I taped this movie off television, and just about wore the tape out watching it. I did not know much about Truman prior to seeing this movie, but after having watched it at least 100 times, Whitmore makes me feel like I knew the man. Even as a teenager in the early '90s, this was one of my favorite movies. Truman clearly had a quick wit, and it comes through clearly in this masterpiece biopic. If this movie is not released on DVD or some other digital medium, I fear that it will not be seen by future generations. I have never seen it on television since that night almost twenty years ago. I saw the Shawshank Redemption (which was also an excellent movie), and I thought that Whitmore was even better in "Give 'Em Hell Harry".


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