The Old Settler Movie Review 2001

Information and Film Reviews for The Old Settler the Movie

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Elizabeth Barney (Rashad) is middleaged and has never been married, thus making her an old settler according to sister Quilly (Allen). Quilly has been abandoned by her husband and is living with Elizabeth in her Harlem apartment because times are hard. In fact to make a little extra cash, Elizabeth rents a room to handsome country boy Husband Witherspoon (Robinson), fresh off the bus from South Carolina. Eventually Husband, who's been disappointed in love, turns his attentions to Elizabeth, much to the bitter Quilly's astonishment. Based on the play by John Henry Redwood.


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Available on VHS
Running time 90 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Period Piece: 1940s, Harlem, Brothers & Sisters, African America, Adapted from a Play, Otherwise Engaged
Shauneille Perry
Phylicia Rashad, Debbie Allen, Bumper Robinson, Eartha D. Robinson, Crystal Fox, Randy J. Goodwin
Debbie Allen

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