The Green Pastures (1936)




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In this film, Old Testament stories are told from the point of view of a black Sunday School teacher; the Biblical prose is translated into words that his congregation could readily understand. Rex Ingram is nothing less than brilliant as De Lawd, speaking the most ludicrous of lines with dignity.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Classics, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Sheridan Gibney, Marc Connolly
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 10, 2006
Warner Home Video


as De Lawd

as Gabriel

as Mr. Deshee

as Archangel

as Cain the Sixth

as High Priest

as Noah's Wife

as Mrs. Noah

as Abraham/Head Magicia...

as King of Babylon
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 21, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
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Recreates various Sunday school stories from the Old Testament that's told in a spirited manner in the lingo of the rural southern Negro.

Full Review… | January 15, 2007
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Audience Reviews for The Green Pastures


Terrific all black fantasy film. Eddie Anderson, Rex Ingram and the rest of the cast are terrific. Unique and a very intriguing piece of history. Always interesting.

James Higgins

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