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Black Girl (1972)

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

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Claudia McNeil ...
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Louise Stubbs ...
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Gloria Edwards ...
Rhetta Greene ...
Ruth Ann (as Loretta Greene)
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Kent Martin ...
Gertrude Jeannette ...
Sister Jenkins
Carl Byrd
Damu King
Erik Kilpatrick
Bob Harris ...
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An aspiring dancer and her wicked sisters resent their mother's love for a foster daughter.

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She's got to cut it... or cut out. See more »

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When Netta is talking to Ruth Ann about "white boys at college", she crosses her arms. The camera angle shifts to the opposite side of her and she crosses them again although she had not previously uncrossed them. See more »

Quotes

Mama Rose: [Billie Jean is sulking in her bedroom. There is a bump at the door] Open this door, girl!
[Billie Jean opens the door to see Mama Rose carrying groceries across the room to the kitchen]
Mama Rose: Billie Jean, ain't I tell you to keep this door open? Now open that other door!
Billie Jean: [opening Kitchen door to let Mama Rose through to set bags on the counter] Oh Mama, sometimes I be in here undressing and Mr. Herbert just walk in here without even knocking.
Mama Rose: [putting groceries away throughout] You don't be undressing ...
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Referenced in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.21 (2011) See more »

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Chock-Lite Puddin'
(uncredited)
Written by Ray Shanklin and Merl Saunders
Organ: Merl Saunders
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Black Girl
15 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just as other writers on this page, I saw this movie on TV One. I caught it in the middle and watched it repeatedly as often as I could. I even would scan through the menu on cable to see when it would come again. But there is a GOD and I have it on DVD!!!! If you email me, I can let you know where I got it. The story is one of the greatest I've ever seen in depicting the human experience, especially in the black community. Whether or not I like the way the characters were depicted at the time, it is/was true of families today. I love this movie!!!!!! I remember seeing the eldest daughter, Norma, in "Which Way is Up?" as Richard Pryor's father's wife (if that makes sense). But I haven't seen any other actors (except Brock Peters) in other films. This movie is truly one of the best and should be discovered by all.


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