Secret Honor

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Secret Honor ★★★ Lords of Treason; Secret Honor: The Last Testament of Richard M. Nixon; Secret Honor: A Political Myth 1985

Idiosyncratic, single-set, one-man film version adapted by Donald Freed and Arnold Stone from their stage play about Richard Nixon coping with the death of his presidency on the night he's decided to blow his brains out. Made with students at the University of Michigan, and carried by the ranting and raving of Hall as a tragic Shakespearean Nixon with plenty of darkly humorous lines. 90m/C VHS, DVD . Philip Baker Hall; D: Robert Altman; W: Donald Freed, Arnold Stone; C: Pierre Mignot; M: George Burt.