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Martin Ritt (Hud) directed this wonderful 1972 drama about a family of African American sharecroppers in rural Louisiana during the Great Depression. When the father is sent to jail for stealing food to feed his family, the others regroup in order to survive. Cicely Tyson brings grace and strength to her role, and director Martin Ritt pushes the story well past nostalgia toward an understated but obvious look at burgeoning self-determination among blacks (even the roots of future militancy). If Ritt, a white director, can't get any closer to the characters' experience than he already does, he is still a fine storyteller and this is a terrific tale. --Tom Keogh

Cast

Cicely TysonRebecca Morgan
Paul WinfieldNathan Lee Morgan
Kevin HooksDavid Lee Morgan
Carmen MathewsMrs. Boatwright
Taj MahalIke
James BestSheriff Young

  • Genre: Drama Movies
  • Director: Martin Ritt
  • Producer: United American
  • Length: 105 min
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJan 1, 1972
  • Ratings
    North AmericaG
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaNov 11, 2008
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