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The Man (1972)

G
93 min | Drama

An African-American senator becomes the designated survivor of a tragic accident that kills the President of the United States. Now the first black President, he attempts to end the bigotry and divide standing in his way.
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Writers
Irving Wallace (novel) | Rod Serling (screenplay) (story)
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Edward Rosson (as Edward C. Rosson)
Editor
George Jay Nicholson (as George Nicholson)
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Updated Jul 19, 1972

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Jul 19, 1972 (United States)

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31 cast members
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James Earl Jones
Douglass Dilman Douglass Dilman   See fewer
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Martin Balsam
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Burgess Meredith
Senator Watson Senator Watson   See fewer
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Lew Ayres
Noah Calvin Noah Calvin   See fewer
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William Windom
Arthur Eaton Arthur Eaton   See fewer
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Barbara Rush
Kay Eaton Kay Eaton   See fewer
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Georg Stanford Brown
Robert Wheeler Robert Wheeler   See fewer
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Martin E. Brooks
Wheeler's Lawyer (as Martin Brooks) Wheeler's Lawyer (as Martin Brooks)   See fewer
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Simon Scott
Hugh Gaynor Hugh Gaynor   See fewer
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Patric Knowles
South African Consul South African Consul   See fewer
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Robert DoQui
Webson Webson   See fewer
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Anne Seymour
Ma Blore Ma Blore   See fewer
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Edward Faulkner
Secret Service Man Secret Service Man   See fewer
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Gilbert Green
Congressman Hand Congressman Hand   See fewer
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Lew Brown
Gilbert Gilbert   See fewer
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Philip Bourneuf
Chief Justice Williams Chief Justice Williams   See fewer
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Reginald Fenderson
Reverend Otis Waldren Reverend Otis Waldren   See fewer
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Elizabeth Ross
Mrs. Smelker Mrs. Smelker   See fewer
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Garry Walberg
Pierce Pierce   See fewer
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Ted Hartley
Press Secretary Press Secretary   See fewer
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Charles Lampkin
Congressman Walding Congressman Walding   See fewer
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Lawrence Cook
Congeressman Steller Congeressman Steller   See fewer
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Vince Howard
Congressman Eckworth Congressman Eckworth   See fewer
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Leonard Stone
Congressman Parmel Congressman Parmel   See fewer
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Howard K. Smith
Howard K. Smith Howard K. Smith   See fewer
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Jack Benny
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7.1 / 10 | 275 votes