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Sounder(1972)

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Brief Synopsis

Black sharecroppers during the Depression fight to get their children a decent education.

Cast & Crew

Martin Ritt Director
Cicely Tyson Rebecca [Morgan]
Paul Winfield Nathan Lee [Morgan]
Kevin Hooks David Lee [Morgan]
Carmen Matthews Mrs. [Rita] Boatwright
James Best Sheriff [Charlie] Young
Eric Hooks Earl [Morgan]
Yvonne Jarrell Josie Mae [Morgan]
Ted Airhart Mr. Perkins
Richard Durham Perkins' foreman
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  G Premiere Info:  Atlanta Film Festival screeing: 13 Aug 1972; New York opening: 24 Sep 1972; Los Angeles opening: 12 Oct 1972
Release Date:  1972 Production Date:  [Panavision]
A Robert B. Radnitz/Martin Ritt Film
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Color/B&W:  Color (DeLuxe) Distributions Co:  Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Radnitz/Mattel Productions, Inc.
Duration(mins):  105 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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    a.morris 2017-11-13

    when i saw this story on tv years ago..thought it was quite a story. the person who directed always tried to make something special. the young kid who... MORE>

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    Michael Whitty 2016-10-19

    A black sharecropper family in the South in the 1930s was what "Sounder" showed and it got great performances from Paul Winfield and Cicely Tyson... MORE>

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    kevin sellers 2016-01-21

    I see I'm in the unaccustomed role of being the minority favorable reviewer here, (usually, it's the other way around) but I just loved this... MORE>