The Man (1972)

G 07/19/1972 (US) Drama 1h 33m
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It took an accident to make this man President of the United States. What they do to him now won't be an accident.


When the President and Speaker of the House are killed in a building collapse, and the Vice-President declines the office due to age and ill-health, Senate President pro tempore Douglas Dilman (James Earl Jones) suddenly becomes the first black man to occupy the Oval Office. The events from that day to the next election when he must decide if he will actually run challenge his skills as a politician and leader.

  1. Joseph Sargent


  2. Irving Wallace


  3. Rod Serling


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  1. James Earl Jones

    James Earl Jones

    Douglass Dilman

  2. Martin Balsam

    Martin Balsam

    Jim Talley

  3. Burgess Meredith

    Burgess Meredith

    Senator Watson

  4. Lew Ayres

    Lew Ayres

    Noah Calvin

  5. William Windom

    William Windom

    Arthur Eaton

  6. Barbara Rush

    Barbara Rush

    Kay Eaton

  7. Georg Stanford Brown

    Georg Stanford Brown

    Robert Wheeler

  8. Janet MacLachlan

    Janet MacLachlan


  9. Martin E. Brooks

    Martin E. Brooks

    Wheeler's Lawyer

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Original Language English

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