Anna Lucasta (1959)

Anna Lucasta


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Playwright Philip Yordan stirred up controversy with his 1944 Broadway production +Anna Lucasta, the sexy saga of a family of avaricious African-Americans. Such was the notoriety of the play that Columbia Pictures couldn't resist optioning it for a film version. Since this was 1949, Columbia took into consideration both censors and intolerant filmgoers by toning down the play's eroticism and transforming the characters into Polish-Americans. The 1958 Anna Lucasta was filmed in more temperate … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Romance, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Philip Yordan
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On DVD: Jan 25, 2005


as Anna Lucasta

as Danny Johnson

as Rudolph Slocum

as Joe Lucasta

as Blanche

as Secretary
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Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
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Melodrama based on playwright Philip Yordan's 1944 Broadway play, that had an all-black cast and starred Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee.

Full Review… | March 30, 2009
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The film's strange history is more intriguing than the actual production.

Full Review… | July 16, 2004
Film Threat

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