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Raymond St. Jacques,
An unwed mother-to-be marries a total stranger avoiding the draft. She now has a father for her child and he doesn't have to go to the Army. But this marriage-of-convenience leads to a romance between the two.
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A young, idealistic man returns home to the plantation where he grew up in servitude. With him, he brings his fiance, Lutiebelle, in hopes of convincing the plantation owner that she is really his cousin in order to secure the family inheritance. To aid in the comic complications that follow are his family members Missy and Gitlow, and the plantation owners endearing (but ineffectual) son Charlie. Written by
Jonathan Ruskin <JonRuskin@aol.com>
Godfrey Cambridge was nominated for Broadway's 1962 Tony Award for Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Dramatic) for "Purlie Victorious," a role he recreated in the film version titled Gone Are the Days! (1963). See more »
Massa's in de Cold Ground
Written by Stephen Foster (as Stephen Collins Foster) (1852)
Adapted, Arranged and Conducted by Milton Okun
Sung by the congregation in church
Reprised by the congregation at the end See more »
Purlie Victorious ( AKA Gone Are the Days) is a stage bound film version of the popular play, written by star Ossie Davis and featuring his spouse Ruby Dee, the always hilarious Godfrey Cambridge, and a young Alan Alda. It shows its years and betrays an obvious low to non-existent budget but is a showcase for its cast, which also includes a ripe turn from Sorrell Booke as a died in the wool Ol' Suthun Genelman.
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