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Harry S. Truman: Plain Speaking (1976)
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Harry S. Truman: Plain Speaking (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Story: A biography of President Harry S. Truman.
Style: one man show
Plot: president, u.s. president, politics

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The Amazing Howard Hughes (1977)
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Duration: 215 min.
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