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Give 'em Hell, Harry! (1975)

One man show about the presidency of Harry S Truman.

Directors:

Steve Binder, Peter H. Hunt (as Peter Hunt)

Writer:

Samuel Gallu (play)
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Cast

Credited cast:
James Whitmore ... Harry S Truman
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Storyline

One man show about the presidency of Harry S Truman.

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Hear his outspoken opinions on labor unions, communists, Ku Klux Klan and Richard Nixon. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1975 (USA) See more »

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Gross USA:

$11,000,000
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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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Referenced in Bully: An Adventure with Teddy Roosevelt (1978) See more »

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The Missouri Waltz
Composed by Frederick Knight Logan (uncredited)
Played by Pearl Kaufman
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Thought it was old Harry A-- himself.
3 December 1998 | by weird beSee all my reviews

I lived through this time. James Whitmore did such a good job he even made you think he looked like old Harry.


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