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The Great White Hope


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 [[Performer~P164484~Howard Sackler~howardosackler]] and directed by [[Performer~P108360~Martin Ritt~martinritt]]. [[Performer~P36131~James Earl Jones~jamesearljones]] stars as boxing great Jack Jefferson, who defeats Frank Bardy [[Performer~P55930~Larry Pennell~larrypennell]] in a Reno, Nevada bout to become the world's first black...more