The Greatest Man in the World [DVD] [English] [1980]

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Special Features

  • Author bio
  • Actor bio
  • Printable study guide
  • About the American Short Story Collection
  • Audio interview: Robert Geller
  • Henry Fonda intro


The Greatest Man in the World
The Greatest Man in the World is based on a genteelly vitriolic short story by James Thurber. Brad Davis stars as a '30s-era aviator who becomes a national hero when he flies solo nonstop around the world. The problem: Davis is an illiterate boor. It's up to the journalists who've elevated Davis to idol status to exercise the "damage control" that will make the aviator public-friendly. Howard Da Silva and Carol Kane co-star in this February 18, 1980, presentation of PBS' "American Short Story." ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Reed Birney
    Reed Birney
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    Sudie Bond
  • Howard Da Silva
    Howard Da Silva
  • Brad Davis
    Brad Davis
  • Carol Kane
    Carol Kane
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