The Great White Hope


This safe, well-meaning drama stars an electric James Earl Jones as Jack Jefferson in a fictionalized account of boxer Jack Johnson’s life - the first Black heavyweight champion of the world. Jones received a Best Actor Academy Award nomination for his performance. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name.


Director: Martin Ritt 
Year: 1970
Genre: Drama
Type: Feature

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYgYH1o-J8c






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