A Raisin in the Sun Movie Review 1961

Information and Film Reviews for A Raisin in the Sun the Movie

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Outstanding story of a black family trying to make a better life for themselves in an all-white neighborhood in Chicago. The characters are played realistically and make for a moving story. Each person struggles with doing what he must while still maintaining his dignity and sense of self. Based on the 1959 Broadway play by Hansberry, who also wrote the screenplay. Remade for TV in 1989 with Danny Glover.


Home Vision Cinema, c/o Image Entertainment, 20525 Nordhoff St., Ste. 200, Chatsworth, CA 91311, URL: http://www.homevision.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 128 minutes.

Cast and Crew

New York, New York, Adapted from a Play, Family Ties, African America, Rebel With a Cause, 4 Bones
Lorraine Hansberry
Diana Sands, John Fiedler, Ivan Dixon, Louis Gossett, Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, Ruby Dee
Charles Lawton
Daniel Petrie
Laurence Rosenthal
Columbia Pictures


Natl. Bd. of Review 1961: Support. Actress (Dee), Natl. Film Reg. 2005.

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