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Give 'em Hell, Harry! (1975)

One-man show about the presidency of Harry S. Truman.

Writer:

Samuel Gallu (play)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Complete credited cast:
James Whitmore ... Harry S. Truman
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One-man show about the presidency of Harry S. Truman.

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James Whitmore as Harry S. Truman See more »


Certificate:

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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

[first lines]
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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Soundtracks

Congratulations, Tom Dewey
Written by Richard M. Sherman and Milton P. Larsen
Performed by James Whitmore
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Another wonderful Whitmore performance
21 September 2002 | by gary-109See 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1975 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$230,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$11,000,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,000,000
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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