Cry, the Beloved Country

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Based on Alan Paton's novel, this sentimental film focuses on the problems of apartheid in South Africa. The story gives a startling and moving account of a black country minister who travels to Johannesburg to be with his son, who is to be tried for having killed a white man.


Canada Lee
as Stephen Kumalo
Sidney Poitier
as Reverend Msimangu
Charles Carson
as James Jarvis
Joyce Carey
as Margaret Jarvis
Edric Connor
as John Kumalo
Geoffrey Keen
as Father Vincent
Albertina Temba
as Mrs. Kumalo
Charles MacRae
as Kumalo's Friend
Henry Blumenthal
as Arthur Jarvis
Ribbon Dhlamini
as Gertrude Kumalo
Cyril Kwaza
as Matthew Kumalo
Max Dhlamini
as Fr. Thomas
Shayiaw Riba
as Fr. Tisa
Evelyn Nayati
as Mrs. Lithebe
Jsepo Gugusha
as Gertrude's Child
Reginald Ngcobo
as Taxi Driver
Emily Pooe
as Mrs. Ndela
Bruce Meredith Smith
as Capt. Jaarsveldt
Bruce Anderson
as Farmer Smith
Berdine Grunewald
as Mary Jarvis
Cecil Cartwright
as Harrison Sr.
Andrew Kay
as Harrison Jr.
Danie Adrewmah
as Young Man
Clement McCallin
as 1st Reporter
Michael Golden
as 2nd Reporter
John Arnatt
as Prison warden
Scott Harrold
as Police Superintendent
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