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THE GREAT WHITE HOPE

Directed by Martin Ritt
United States, 1970
Drama

Synopsis

Although the characters’ names were changed, The Great White Hope was a thinly veiled account of the trials and tribulations of boxer Jack Johnson, based on the play by Howard Sackler and directed by Martin Ritt.

Synopsis

Although the characters’ names were changed, The Great White Hope was a thinly veiled account of the trials and tribulations of boxer Jack Johnson, based on the play by Howard Sackler and directed by Martin Ritt.

The Great White HopeDirected byMartin Ritt

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Awards & Festivals

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Academy Awards
1971 | 2 nominations including: Best Actor in a Leading Role
Writers Guild of America
1971 | Nominee: Best Drama Adapted from Another Medium (Screen)
Golden Globes (USA)
1971 | Winner: Most Promising Newcomer - Male
1971 | 2 nominations including: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

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