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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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

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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NOW ON THE SCREEN...Captured for the cameras...intact...unchanged...unedited...exactly as it was presented on stage. See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1975 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In real life, Democrat President Harry S. Truman once said: "I never did give them hell. I just told the truth, and they thought it was hell." 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

The Missouri Waltz
Composed by Frederick Knight Logan (uncredited)
Played by Pearl Kaufman
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I very much enjoyed this one-man show of James Whitmore as Harry S. Truman in Give 'em Hell, Harry!
19 February 2018 | by tavmSee all my reviews

With today being Presidents Day, I've been watching some movies about presidents. Previously, I saw Wilson about Woodrow Wilson-the 28th President of the United States. This one is about Harry S. Truman-the 33rd President of the United States. As portrayed by James Whitmore, he appears on stage as the only performer on it having "conversations" with various people that come into his office like former President Herbert Hoover. He recounts his fight with General Douglas MacArthur, his taking on the Ku Klux Klan and Senator Joseph McCarthy, a critic saying something not-flattering about daughter Margaret concerning a concert performance, and, near the end, what he thinks about eventual president, Richard Nixon. (It's not good!) After years of only knowing about this, I'm glad to finally have seen this on YouTube just now. So on that note, I highly recommend Give 'em Hell, Harry!


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