Cry the Beloved Country (1951)

Cry the Beloved Country


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Based on the Alan Paton controversial novel of the same name and the inspiration for Kurt Weill's musical drama entitled +Lost in the Stars, this is a sentimental film about the problems of Apartheid in South Africa. Sidney Poitier and Canada Lee turn in exceptionally good performances as preachers who are fighting the divisiveness of prejudice in their country. This is a startling and moving account of the black country minister's travels to Johannesberg to be with his son, who is to be tried … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Alan Paton
On DVD: Feb 20, 1992



as Stephen Kumalo

as Reverend Msimangu

as James Jarvis

as Margaret Jarvis

as John Kumalo

as Father Vincent

as Mrs. Kumalo

as Kumalo's Friend

as Arthur Jarvis

as Gertrude Kumalo

as Matthew Kumalo

as Fr. Thomas

as Fr. Tisa

as Mrs. Lithebe

as Gertrude's Child

as Taxi Driver

as Mrs. Ndela

as Capt. Jaarsveldt

as Farmer Smith

as Mary Jarvis

as Harrison Sr.

as Harrison Jr.

as Young Man

as 1st Reporter

as 2nd Reporter

as Prison warden

as Police Superintenden...
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Well-intentioned engaging drama about South Africa's evil system of apartheid in the 1940s.

Full Review… | May 24, 2009
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An eloquent and moving screen interpretation of Alan Paton's classic 1948 novel set in South Africa and dealing with the transforming power of forgiveness.

Full Review… | February 14, 2002
Spirituality and Practice

October 13, 2012

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