Nothing But a Man 1963

Nothing But a Man

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African-American rail worker Duff Anderson (Ivan Dixon) has left his 4-year old son with a nanny, and now drifts through life with little ambition. Duff's outlook on life changes when he meets schoolteacher Josie Dawson (Abbey Lincoln), a gentle preacher's daughter. Although Josie's father (Stanley Greene) disapproves of Duff's lifestyle, the two eventually marry. Duff and Josie struggle to hold on to their marriage as Duff must face up to the oppressive racism of 1960s America.

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  • Feb 24, 2008
    I became engrossed with Nothing But a Man recently, which is the story of a young, black man in Alabama of the 1960's and his journey in becoming a strong and responsible husband and father. In a way, it feels as though you're watching a documentary. Excellent work from Ivan Dixon (Kinch...for those familiar w/ Hogan's Hero), Abbey Lincoln, Gloria Foster, Julius Harris and Yaphet Kotto with bit parts for Moses Gunn and Richard Ward.
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  • Nov 30, 2007
    A man trying to make a voice while making inner changes for himself. I thought the main character's father (Harris) played an outstanding role for being an alcoholic father who never cared about his son.
    Jojo S Super Reviewer

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