The Great White Hope
First screened in August 2007; most recently screened in July 2013
Director: Martin Ritt. Cast: James Earl Jones, Jane Alexander, Lou Gilbert, Joel Fluellen, Hal Holbrook, Robert Webber, Marlene Warfield, Chester Morris, Beah Richards, Lloyd Gough, Moses Gunn, Roy Glenn, Larry Pennell, Marcel Dalio, Rodolfo Acosta, Manuel Padilla Jr. Screenplay: Howard Sackler (based on his play).
Twitter Capsule: Frames often feel stagebound, as do the scene structures. But Jones and text's bitter ideas survive all this.

Photo © 1970 20th Century Fox
Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B–

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Actress: Jane Alexander
Best Actor: James Earl Jones

Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Best Actor (Drama): James Earl Jones
Most Promising Newcomer (Female): Jane Alexander
Most Promising Newcomer (Male): James Earl Jones

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