Dave Anderson and Manny Durrell are two high-class sneak thieves who have never been caught. Joshua Burke is a retired detective who has enough evidence on the both of them to put them ... See full summary »
James Earl Jones
Walter Lee Younger is a young man struggling with his station in life. Sharing a tiny apartment with his wife, son, sister and mother, he seems like an imprisoned man. Until, that is, the family gets an unexpected financial windfall... Written by
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Very Deep, But Was Made More Like A Play than A Movie
Just watched the 2008 version before i watch this. One thing i can say is, which is a very clear difference, is that i am glad the 2008 version is adapted accordingly because i find this original less realistic in certain scenes.
Perhaps that is because this movie is made to be like the play itself, using just the house as a constant setting throughout. But that would mean inevitable compromise for realistic-ness in terms of making a movie version of the play. The 2008 version successfully correct many parts involving these weaknesses in the original to make the overall plot make more sense. Anyway, I am sure that a movie of this calibre during the 60's is a hard to find classic even among its competitors.
Though, I would comment positively on the overall acting in this movie. It is stronger than the 2008 version in general (except for the Nigerian bf and the mother and other sub-characters)
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