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San Francisco Police Lieutenant Virgil Tibbs is called in to investigate when a liberal street preacher and political candidate is accused of murdering a prostitute. Tibbs is also battling ... See full summary »
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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There was a tense and antagonistic relationship between Sidney Poitier and Claudia McNeil during the making of this film. The tension between the actors had first developed when they were acting in the Broadway version of the story. McNeil felt that film should adopt her character's point-of-view, a stance supported by the play's author Lorraine Hansberry, while Poitier believed his character's struggles should be the focal point of the film. The actors' distaste for one another never quite diminished, and Poitier wrote many years later that he believed that McNeil hated him. See more »
When Benetha is talking to mama and getting ready to go out with George, the bracelet on her left arm keeps disappearing and reappearing. See more »
"A Raisin in the Sun" is one of the finest American films ever made. This film discusses many vital issues, such as racism, abortion, trust, family values, greed, and even atheism.
My favorite character in this film is matriarch Lena Younger, impeccably performed by Claudia McNeil. Mrs. Younger is a wise, loving mother and grandmother to her family. While she may not always agree with her children's decisions, she never stops loving them.
Sidney Poitier is brilliant as the defeated Walter Lee Younger. Walter is frustrated with his job as a chauffeur, and believes he has more to offer the world.
Ruby Dee is great as Walter's supportive and level headed wife.
The dialogue and issues that are discussed reinstate the values upon which America was built. I strongly recommend this excellent film.
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