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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The character Willie Harris was portrayed by actor Roy Glenn. Six years after this movie was made, Glenn would again share the screen with Sydney Poitier in the film "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner", in which he portrays Poitier's father (though in actuality, Glenn is only 10 years Poitier's senior). 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 »
Walter Lee Younger:
[to George Murchison, Beneatha's date]
How come all you college boys wear them faggoty-looking white shoes?
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"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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