The Great White Hope

  • 1970
  • Movie
  • GP
  • Sports

Adapted by Howard Sackler from his own Broadway hit, this excellent period drama is a thinly veiled depiction of the life of the first black heavyweight champion of the world, Jack Johnson. By winning the title Johnson (James Earl Jones, who played the role on Broadway) incurs the wrath of the white world. His troubles begin in earnest when he takes up...read more

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Director (1 Credit)
Writer (1 Credit)
Source (1 Credit)
Producer (1 Credit)
Cinematographer (1 Credit)
Burnett Guffey
Editor (1 Credit)
Musical Composer (1 Credit)
Lionel Newman
Production Designer (1 Credit)
John De Cuir
Art Director (1 Credit)
Jack Martin Smith
Set Decorator (2 Credits)
Raphael Bretton
Walter M. Scott
Costumes (1 Credit)
Irene Sharaff
Choreography (1 Credit)
Donald McKayle
Make Up (2 Credits)
Ed Butterworth
Paul Stanhope