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1 videodisc (97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
- Edition: Letterboxed.
- Publisher: New York : Kino Video, 2003.
Contents / Notes
|General Note:||"Enhanced for 16x9 TVs"--Container.
Special features: theatrical trailer; an essay by Michael Feingold; the AFT Cinebill; an interview with Edie Landau; "Ely Landau: in front of the camera," AFT promotional reel from 1974; the American Film Theatre trailer gallery; the American Film Theatre scrapbook.
DVD release of the 1974 motion picture.
Based on the novel "Cry, the Beloved Country" by Alan Paton.
Features the songs The hills of Ixopo ; Thousands of miles ; Train to Johannesburg ; Search ; The little gray house ; Who'll buy? ; Trouble man ; Murder in Parkwold ; Fear ; Lost in the stars ; Wild justice ; O Tixo, Tixo, help me ; Stay well ; Cry, the beloved country ; Big mole ; Chapel scene ; A bird of passage ; Four o'clock.
|Creation/Production Credits Note:||Directed by Daniel Mann ; produced by Ely Landau ; music by Kurt Weill ; book and lyrics by Maxwell Anderson ; music supervised by Alex North ; screenplay by Alfred Hayes ; executive producer, Edward Lewis ; produced for DVD by Brian Shirey.|
|Participant or Performer:||Brock Peters (Stephen Kumalo), Melba Moore (Irina), Raymond St. Jacques (John Kumalo), Clifton Davis (Absalom), Paul Rogers (James Jarvis), Paula Kelly (Rose), Alan Weeks (Matthew), Paulene Myers (Grace), John Williams (Judge), Ivor Barry (Carmichael), Harvey Jason (Arthur Jarvis), Ji-Tu Cumbuka (Johannes), H.B. Barnum III (Alex), Myrna White (Linda), Bill Glover (Eland).|
|Summary, etc.:||Stephen Kumalo, a black South African minister, searches the unfamiliar back alleys and shanty towns of Johannesburg for his son, Absalom. But Kumalo's unwavering faith is put to the test when he finds Absalom in jail facing a capital murder charge. Courage, dignity, and sacrifice fall prey to the whirlwind of racist hypocrisy and hollow justice in Absalom's trial. Absalom's reunion and reconciliation with this father, his jailhouse marriage to his pregnant sweetheart, and his heroic determination to tell the truth set the stage for a tragic climax.|
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