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The Great White Hope(Movie, 1970)

1h 43min | Genre: Drama
The Great White HopeRating: 3.3/5 (with 8 votes)
The Great White Hope is a 1970 American biographical romantic drama film written and adapted from the 1967 Howard Sackler play of the same name. The film was directed by Martin Ritt, starring James Earl Jones, Jane Alexander, Chester Morris, Hal Holbrook, Beah Richards and Moses Gunn. Jones and Alexander, who also appeared in the same roles in the stage versions, received Best Actor and Actress Academy Award nominations for their performances. The film and play is based on the true story of Jack Johnson and his first wife, Etta Terry Duryea, and the controversy over their marriage and Duryea's death by suicide in 1912. ()
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Awards & Nominations for The Great White Hope

Academy Award for Best Actor Academy Award for Best Actress

About The Great White Hope

A black champion boxer and his white female companion struggle to survive while the white boxing establishment looks for ways to knock him down.


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Great White Hope, The 1970)trailer(Trailer, 2:31)

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Additional Information

Production country: United States of America (USA)
Based on the work of: Howard Sackler ("The Great White Hope")
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 8 languages: Bulgarian (BG), German (DE), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Italian (IT), Dutch (NL), Russian (RU)
Status: Released
Release date US: 10/11/1970
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"La gran esperanza blanca"

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WatchPlayStream ID: MOVIES:232141, Added: 04/30/2018, Last updated: 09/27/2020