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A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun(1961)

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Brief Synopsis

A black woman uses her late husband's life insurance to build a better world for her children.

Cast & Crew

Daniel Petrie Director
Sidney Poitier Walter Lee Younger
Claudia McNeil Lena Younger
Ruby Dee Ruth Younger
Diana Sands Beneatha Younger
Ivan Dixon Asagai
John Fiedler Mark Lindner
Louis Gossett George Murchison
Stephen Perry Travis Younger
Roy Glenn Willie Harris
Ray Stubbs Bartender
Rudolph Monroe Taxi driver
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  New York opening: 29 Mar 1961
Release Date:  1961 Production Date:  none available
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Columbia Pictures
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Paman--Doris Productions
Duration(mins):  128 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • A dream not deferred

    Oliver Cutshaw 2013-01-17

    Wonderful film. Extremely well-acted. Sidney Poitier is marvelous but so is all of the cast. In this film he has a vulnerability we rarely saw in his... MORE>

  • A Raisin in the sun. More than just a movie

    Derrick T. Ivory 2010-02-14

    This film is not just a story about a black family's struggle, it's about learning some solid lesson's in life and how some people in... MORE>

  • Excellent Film - Four Stars

    Bruce Reber 2009-11-16

    When I was in the Eighth Grade in the early 70's, my English class read the book based on Lorraine Hansberry's play "A Raisin In The... MORE>