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Black Girl (1972)

 -  Drama  -  9 November 1972 (USA)
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An aspiring dancer and her wicked sister's resent their mother's love for a foster daughter.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Claudia McNeil ...
Louise Stubbs ...
Peggy Pettit ...
Gloria Edwards ...
Rhetta Greene ...
Ruth Ann (as Loretta Greene)
Kent Martin ...
Gertrude Jeannette
Carl Byrd
Damu King
Erik Kilpatrick
Bob Harris ...


An aspiring dancer and her wicked sister's resent their mother's love for a foster daughter.

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Mama Rose: Billie Jean, have you started this mess yet?
Billie Jean: I just worked three nights.
Mama Rose: Well, how come I'm just now hearing about it?
Norma: I thought she had done told you about it, Mama. It's a job. I didn't see no reason for her to be hiding no job unless it's something else she doing.
Billie Jean: I was gonna tell you, Mama.
Mama Rose: [almost mocking her] Well, you were gonna tell me?
Billie Jean: After I got my first week's pay and...
Mama Rose: You ain't gonna see no week at that place, Billie Jean! Now you know I don't approve of that... that dancing mess ...
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Edited into Afro Promo (1997) See more »


Written by Ed Bogas and Jesse Osborne
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70's Movie with interesting Family Dynamics
26 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The story has several stories intertwined. It takes place in the 70's as evident by the Afro hairstyles. It's the story of a matriarchal family, which includes Mu'Dear, her daughter and three granddaughters plus an adopted educated daughter. The sisters take ignorance to another level in that they see education and wanting to better oneself as selling out, as in a negative behavior. One sister does not have the same father, but does have a better disposition and career aspirations. The half sister, Billie Jean has aspirations of being a dancer, but her lazy no count sisters don't want her become anything more higher than them. It is truly the epitome of the crabs in the basket syndrome. Mu'Dear and her live in lover provide some much needed wisdom and stability in the family. The sisters envy an adopted sister because she made something of herself. The mother favors this daughter and it creates resentment amongst the sisters. The mother behavior is based upon fear and ignorance. Mrs. Ruby Dee has a special guest role as a woman with mental problems and the mother of the adopted daughter. I was interested in the actors and was very sad that pictures and more biographical information was not available on some of the characters. Brock Peters has an interesting role as the father of two of the sisters. He unsuccessfully tries to reunite with his family. It is a good movie to see as it shows how we have evolved in subject matter, movie directing and production.

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