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Black Girl (1972)

PG  |   |  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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Ruth Ann (as Loretta Greene)
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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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She's got to cut it... or cut out. See more »

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Mama Rose: [Netta is at the top of the church stairs with a big bouquet of flowers behind her. Rose turns around and sees her and walks towards the stairs to her and gives her a hug] Something told me to look up here.
Netta: You better hurry up and get your mother's day surprise.
[Rose hurries her into the upstairs room]
Netta: A lot of jealous eyes been looking at them.
[She presents her bouquet to Rose]
Mama Rose: OH, look what my sweet daughter went and gave me!
[she smells them]
Mama Rose: You got them laced just right!
[she hugs Netta]
Mama Rose: ...
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Sister
Written by Ed Bogas (uncredited) and Jesse Osborne (uncredited)
Sung by Walter Hawkins
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Awesome
4 March 2006 | by (Lanham, MD) – See all my reviews

This was the first time I realized Ossie Davis had directed movies!! This is one of the best, angst-filled, coming of age stories I have ever seen. It should rank right up there with "A Member of the Wedding" and "To Kill A Mockingbird" as far as young girls seeking answers to life and trying to find their way. I miss Ossie Davis. He was an amazing talent to have been able to coalesce the right mood and tone for this movie from the perspective of a young girl. The cast was one of the most perfect I've seen since "A Raisin in the Sun" (Sidney Poitier version) and definitely, each actor seemed to squeeze the blood out of their respective roles. What perfection!


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