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The Green Pastures (1936)

Approved  |   |  Drama  |  1 August 1936 (USA)
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God, heaven, and several Old Testament stories, including the Creation and Noah's Ark, are described supposedly using the perspective of rural, black Americans.

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Oscar Polk ...
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Noah (as Eddie Anderson)
Frank H. Wilson ...
Moses (as Frank Wilson)
George Reed ...
Mr. Deshee
Abraham Gleaves ...
Archangel
Myrtle Anderson ...
Eve
Al Stokes ...
Edna Mae Harris ...
Zeba (as Edna M. Harris)
James Fuller ...
Cain the Sixth
George Randol ...
High Priest
Ida Forsyne ...
Ray Martin ...
Charles Andrews ...
Flatfoot (as Chas. Andrews)
Dudley Dickerson ...
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God, heaven, and several Old Testament stories, including the Creation and Noah's Ark, are described supposedly using the perspective of rural, black Americans. Written by Allen Brown <browna@ohsu.edu>

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The original Broadway stage production won the 1930 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It opened February 26, 1930, at the Mansfield Theatre in New York, and ran for 640 performances. Juanita Hall, who later played "Bloody Mary" in the stage and film versions of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II's classic South Pacific (1958), appeared in the original stage production. See more »

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When Noah is loading animals onto the ark, 4 sheep enter, not 2. Genesis 7:2 says that Noah was to board 2 of every "unclean" animal and 7 of every "clean" animal. Sheep are considered "clean." See more »

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a trend setter influencing today's top directors
8 December 1998 | by (mill valley, ca) – See all my reviews

acknlowedging the individual from pine grove, ca, who is an agnostic, this has absolutely nothing to do with the content, intent, or production of this film that broke all barriers regarding race and blacks in leading roles. additionally, this film was banned in certain southern theaters because of it's theme. most directors and actors today refer to this film as a bellweather production. it has been included as one of the best american films and is so registered in the library of congress' archives.


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