MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 29,598 this week

Native Son (1951)

5.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.5/10 from 49 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 2 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

Writers:

, (novel)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 16 titles
created 23 Feb 2013
 

Search for "Native Son" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Native Son (1951)

Native Son (1951) on IMDb 5.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Native Son.

Photos

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Richard Wright ...
Gloria Madison ...
Willa Pearl Curtis ...
Nicholas Joy ...
Ruth Robert ...
Charles Cane ...
George D. Green ...
Panama
...
George Rigaud ...
Farley, a reporter
Leslie Straugh ...
Lidia Alves ...
Charles Simmonds ...
Ernie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ned Campbell ...
Don Dean ...
Max
Cecile Lezard ...
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

I didn't mean to KILL her!

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

2 March 1951 (Argentina)  »

Also Known As:

Native Son  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Canada Lee was set to star as Bigger Thomas (he had shot to fame in Orson Welles's Broadway production of Native Son), but he was stuck in limbo with South African customs agents during the filming of Cry, the Beloved Country (1951), not to mention his failing health eventually caused Lee to back out of the project. See more »

Connections

Remade as Native Son (1986) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Dubbed Voices Were of Local Residents
8 July 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When Native Son was made in Argentina in 1950 some of the actors were not from the United States, thus they spoke English with accents not realistic for the characters they portrayed. Dialogue was then dubbed using the voices of local American residents of Buenos Aires. I was then a student at an American high school in BA; they came to the school looking for an American boy and girl to be the voices of Bigger Thomas' brother and sister. I did Vera Thomas' voice and a boy whose Dad was in the Navy did the voice of Bigger's brother. We got off school for two days and as I recall we were paid 300 pesos. Mr. Chanal drove us home afterwards. My big line was, "Eeek, eeek, a rat!". It's a long time ago but I seem to remember that some parts were actually played by non-actor local Americans. After 49 years, I saw this movie again in 1999 and couldn't believe how amateurish it is, but in many ways the making of this movie was Amateur Night, so that makes sense.


9 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Native Son (1951) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?