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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 »

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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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Referenced in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.21 (2011) See more »

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Get Me To The Bridge
Written and Arranged by Ed Bogas
Sung by Rodger Collins
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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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