Movie Details

Man of the People was first telecast as an episode of the weekly, 90-minute TV adventure series Name of the Game. Series regulars Gene Barry, Robert Stack and Tony Franciosa relinquish the spotlight to guest star Vera Miles, who plays journalist Hilary Vanderman. Jilted by "populist" tycoon Cesar Rodriguez (Fernando Lamas), Hilary thirsts for revenge. She plans to publish a series of articles exposing the popular Rodriguez as a fraud, using his Mexican heritage to hornswoggle his own people. Robert Alda, Jackie Coogan and James Gregory costar, while Gary "Radar" Burghoff pops up in a microscopic supporting role. Man of the People originally aired March 6, 1970. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi