Once Upon a Time . . . When We Were Colored Movie Review 1995

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Actor Reid makes a fine directorial debut with the story of a black youngster growing up parentless in '50s Mississippi. His family faces the usual troubles of the time, including poor wages and white bigotry, but manages to provide a positive and loving home life for him. Nostalgic, sensitive, and heartwarming adaptation of Clifton Taulbert's autobiographical book.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 112 minutes.

Cast and Crew

American South, African America, Family Ties, Period Piece: 1950s
Paul Cooper
Al Freeman, Paula Kelly, Phylicia Rashad, Polly Bergen, Richard Roundtree, Charles Taylor, Willie Norwood Jr., Damon Hines, Leon
Johnny (John W.) Simmons
Tim Reid
Steve Tyrell
Phill Lewis

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