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A Raisin in the Sun Video

A Raisin in the Sun on Video - 1961


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Lorraine Hansberry's play is given sensitive treatment by filmmaker Daniel Petrie (The Bay Boy). Sidney Poitier heads a fine cast in the story of an African American family in Chicago who are struggling with mixed aspirations, not enough money, conflicts over religion, and institutional racism. The film is pretty much set-bound (as plays adapted for the screen sometimes are), but the drama is intense and moving. (Tom Keogh for

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Sidney Poitier

Claudia McNeil

Ruby Dee

Diana Sands

Ivan Dixon

Studio: Columbia Pictures

Filmed: 1961 - Released: 1961

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