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Johnny, We Hardly Knew Ye

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(NBC, 1/27/1977, 120 mins). The dramatization of a chapter in the bestselling 1972 book by Kenneth O’Donnell, David F. Powers and Joe McCarthy, focusing on young John Kennedy’s first run for office as he sought a congressional seat in the 1946 election.

Production Companies Talent Associates, Jamel Productions. Director Gilbert Cates. Executive Producer David Susskind. Producer Lionel Chetwynd. Teleplay Lionel Chetwynd. Based on a Book by David F. Powers, Joe McCarthy, Kenneth P. O’Donnell. Photography Edward R. Brown. Music Garry Sherman. Editor Stephen A. Rotter. Production Designer Peter Dohanos. Associate Producer Peter Dohanos.

Cast Paul Rudd (John F. Kennedy), William Prince (Amb. Joseph P. Kennedy), Burgess Meredith (John F. “Honey Fitz” Fitzgerald), Kevin Conway (David F. Powers), Richard Venture (Joe Kane), Shirley Rich (Mrs. Rose Kennedy), Tom Berenger (Billy Sutton), David F. Powers (Legion Commander), Joseph Bova (Father Robinson), Paddy Croft (Powers’ sister), Mary Diveny (Mrs. Murphy), Kenneth McMillan (Softy McNamara), Sean Griffin (Sullivan), John Ramsey (Tip Tobin), Ron McLarty (Bubba), Bob O’Connell (O’Brien), Brian Dennehy (Longshoreman), Bernie McInerney (Sully), E. Brian Dean (McGraw), Chip Olcott (Shorty), Elizabeth Moore (Mrs. Gallagher), Rebecca Sand (June Neville), Joanne Dusseau (Heather Van Watt), Bernie Passeltiner (Mo Shapiro).

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