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The Great White Hope

The Great White Hope is a 1970 film which tells the fictionalized life story of boxing champion Jack Johnson (here called Jack Jefferson). It stars James Earl Jones, Jane Alexander, Chester Morris , Hal Holbrook[?], Beah Richards[?] and Moses Gunn[?].

The movie was adapted by Howard Sackler[?] from his play. It was directed by Martin Ritt[?].

It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role (James Earl Jones) and Best Actress in a Leading Role (Jane Alexander).



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