Claudine (1974)






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Claudine is an impoverished African-American Harlem resident. Unmarried, Claudine supports herself and her six children by working as a maid. A garbageman falls in love with Claudine, but just when things are getting serious, he runs off. Claudine's kids hunt him down and shame him into returning.

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Romance, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Lester Pine, Tina Pine, Les Pine
On DVD: Jan 14, 2003
20th Century Fox Film Corporation

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as Miss Kabak

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as Mr. Winograd

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as Sanitation Foreman

as Cool Cat

as Prostitute

as Young Brother

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Critic Reviews for Claudine

All Critics (3)

...Claudine is never quite able to become anything more than a highly dated product of its time...

Full Review… | April 8, 2010
Reel Film Reviews

Well-intentioned but not very compelling as drama or romantic comedy, Claudine bears the distinction of being one of few 1970s films to offer a black femme a lead role, a single mom of six on welfare for which Diahann Carroll received an Oscar nomination.

Full Review… | April 17, 2007

A rather simple love story about two experienced and jaded adults.

Full Review… | January 26, 2004
Apollo Guide

Audience Reviews for Claudine

An okay film but often I felt as though I was watching an extra long episode of Good Times. A very mediocre representation of the black experience in New York City.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

70's film about romance, relationships and welfare, as Dianne Carroll, single mum, raises her six-strong brood, holds down a job and tries to find time to hang out with James Earl Jones - minus the mask but distinctive gravellly voice intact. A quality romance-drama for people who like a little more reality with their romance.... the dialog rings true, as does the situation and the logistical difficulties of love v's paying the rent, and the kids act like real kids do in a single-mum family. Beautiful soundtrack by Gladys Knights and the Pips as well..

Lesley N

Super Reviewer

Enjoyed this movie. OMG it's Mufasa when he was young. Mufasa is the character that James Earl Jones did the voice for in the wonderful movie: The Lion King.
Very good looking James Earl Jones in this flick.

Jennifer Torres

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