The struggles of a family of black sharecroppers in rural Louisiana during the Depression. When the father is sentenced to jail for stealing in order to feed his family, they must pull together even more, and one son finds education to be his way out of poverty. Tyson brings strength and style to her role, with fine help from Winfield. Moving and well made, with little sentimentality and superb acting from a great cast. Adapted from the novel by William Armstrong.
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Available on VHS
Running time 105 minutes.
Natl. Bd. of Review 1972: Actress (Tyson); Natl. Soc. Film Critics 1972: Actress (Tyson).
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