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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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18 September 1975 (USA)  »

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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 Charlie's Angels: Consenting Adults (1976) See more »

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The Missouri Waltz
Composed by Frederick Knight Logan (uncredited)
Played by Pearl Kaufman
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Another wonderful Whitmore performance
21 September 2002 | by (Seminole, FL) – See all my reviews

This was a great filmed stage presentation of James Whitmore's one-man show about Harry Truman, written by Samuel Gallu. He becomes President Truman right from the beginning. This show, along with the Will Rogers USA and the not-as-well-known Bully or Bully Boy (Theodore Roosevelt) is the complete list of one-man shows this fine actor has done.


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