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Anna Lucasta

Anna Lucasta (1959)

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Release Date: Jan 1, 1959 Wide

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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

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Drama, Romance, Classics

Philip Yordan

Jan 25, 2005

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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.

March 30, 2009 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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The film's strange history is more intriguing than the actual production.

July 16, 2004 Full Review Source: Film Threat
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