This movie, according to Danny Choriki at the Yellowstone County Democrats website, "is a staged theater monologue starting James Whitmore
that was filmed in 1975. The producer Bill Sargent [William Sargent Jr.
], was a huge fan of Truman [Harry S. Truman
] and the writer of the play Samuel Gallu
. Sargent raised the money to film the play during a live production on Broadway. He then took the film on a 'whistle stop' tour around the United States during the 1976 election. One of the stops was a theater in Los Angeles, making the film eligible for the Oscars. Whitmore was [Oscar] nominated for best actor...". 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.