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Cry, the Beloved Country (1951)

 |  Drama  |  26 April 1952 (UK)
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In the back country of South Africa, black minister Stephen Kumalo (Canada Lee) journeys to the city to search for his missing son, only to find his people living in squalor and his son a ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Canada Lee ...
Charles Carson ...
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Joyce Carey ...
Geoffrey Keen ...
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Martens, Probation Official at Reformatory
Edric Connor ...
John Kumalo, Brother of Stephen
Charles McRae ...
Church Friend of Stephen
Lionel Ngakane ...
Absolom Kumalo, Son of Stephen
Vivien Clinton ...
Mary (Wedded to Absolom)
Albertina Temba ...
Mrs. Kumalo, Wife of Stephen
Bruce Anderson ...
Frank Smith, Farmer and Friend of James Jarvis
Bruce Meredith Smith ...
Captain Jaarsveldt, Policeman Bearing News of Murder
Berdine Grünewald ...
Mary Jarvis, Wife of Arthur (as Berdine Grunewald)
Cecil Cartwright ...
Harrison, Father of Mary Jarvis
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In the back country of South Africa, black minister Stephen Kumalo (Canada Lee) journeys to the city to search for his missing son, only to find his people living in squalor and his son a criminal. Reverend Misimangu (Sidney Poitier) is a young South African clergyman who helps find his missing son-turned-thief and sister-turned-prostitute in the slums of Johannesburg. Written by alfiehitchie

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The Screen Brings New Power And Greatness To Alan Paton's Best-Selling Novel! See more »

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At about 18 minutes into the movie, the song "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" (AKA Wemoweh and Mbube) is sung behind the dialogue. Its use is possibly the earliest mass release version ever of the song, predating The Weaver's release of Wemoweh by at least a year. See more »

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Remade as Cry, the Beloved Country (1995) See more »

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Composed by Raymond Gallos-Montbrun
Directed by Dr. Hubbert Clifford
Performed by London Film Symphony Orchestra
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31 January 2001 | by (Cambridge, England) – See all my reviews

Cry, the Beloved Country is not slick and is not a visual spectacle. However, that is not what it is about. It makes its point slowly but strongly and not in a glossy superficial way. It made me cry. This film also stars Sidney Poitier and that is always a good thing.


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