At the age of twenty-nine, Elgar Enders "runs away" from home. This running away consists of buying a building in a black ghetto in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn. Initially his ... See full summary »
Elderly Mrs. Ross lives alone in her meager flat, scraping by on government assistance even as she claims to have great wealth. After finding stolen money she is victimized, making it necessary to find her support in her declining years.
First Oscar nomination in around twenty-six years for actor James Whitmore for this film. Whitmore was Oscar nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role for this movie and had previously been Oscar nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Battleground (1949). On neither occasion did Whitmore win. See more »
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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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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