The Green Pastures (1936)



Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.


Want to See

Not Interested

Add Rating
My Rating    

Movie Info

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.

Watch it now


Critic Reviews for The Green Pastures

All Critics (7)

Recreates various Sunday school stories from the Old Testament that's told in a spirited manner in the lingo of the rural southern Negro.

Jan 15, 2007 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

It's all ridiculous, of course, but in an open-hearted, naïve sort of way it's an oddly captivating achievement.

Feb 16, 2006 | Full Review…

There can be no questioning the uplifting moral fiber of the tales, the infectious spirit of its music, or the genuine affection brought to their parts by the actors involved.

Jan 6, 2006 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

All African-American cast in dated but powerful religious drama.

Jan 2, 2005 | Rating: 2/5

Fine film version of the play with Rex Ingram in a brilliant central performance as God.

Jun 16, 2003 | Rating: 4/5

Audience Reviews for The Green Pastures

There are no featured reviews for The Green Pastures at this time.

The Green Pastures Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

News & Features