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The Monday Film: The Great White Hope

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starring
James Earl Jones Jane Alexander
When a black boxer seems likely to win America's . heavyweight boxing crown for the first time, a massive search is launched to find a great white hope to beat him. The search proves fruitless and Jack Jefferson becomes the first black champion.
The Establishment, however, have no intention' of letting him get away with it: if they cannot beat him in the ring, they will put him down another way. Jefferson's white mistress seems a likely line of attack.
Written by HOWARD sackler from his 0 Pulitzer Prize-winning play Directed by MARTIN biti Films: page 12

Contributors

Unknown: James Earl Jones
Unknown: Jane Alexander
Unknown: Jack Jefferson
Written By: Howard Sackler
Directed By: Martin Biti
Jack Jefferson: James Earl Jones
Eleanor: Jane Alexander
Goldie: Lou Gilbert
Tick: Joel Fluellen
Pop Weaver: Chester Morris
Dixon: Robert Webber
Clara: Marlene Warfield
Cap'n Dan: R G Armstrong
Cameron: Hal Holbrook
Mama Tiny: Beah Richards
gcipio •: Moses Gunn-
Smitty: Lloyd Gough
Fred: George Ebeling

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The Monday Film: The Great White Hope

BBC One London, 23 March 1981 21.25






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