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Tracy Keenan Wynn (screenplay)
Ernest J. Gaines (novel)
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Release Date:
31 January 1974 (USA) See more »
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Story of a black woman in the South who was born into slavery in the 1850s and lives to become a part of the civil rights movement in the 1960s. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Won 9 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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A NEVER-TO-BE-FORGOTTEN JOURNEY THROUGH A LIFE See more (29 total) »

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Directed by
John Korty 
 
Writing credits
Tracy Keenan Wynn (screenplay)

Ernest J. Gaines (novel)

Produced by
Robert W. Christiansen .... producer
Rick Rosenberg .... producer
Philip Barry Jr. .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Fred Karlin 
 
Cinematography by
James Crabe (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Sidney Levin 
 
Casting by
Jack G. Roberts 
 
Production Design by
Michael D. Haller  (as Michael Haller)
 
Makeup Department
Rick Baker .... makeup creator: Miss Tyson
Lynda Gurasich .... hair stylist
Marvin G. Westmore .... makeup artist (as Marvin Westmore)
Stan Winston .... makeup creator: Miss Tyson
Stan Winston .... makeup supervisor
 
Production Management
Roger Gimbel .... vice president in charge of production
Ted Swanson .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ric Rondell .... first assistant director
Nathan Haggard .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Tommie Hawkins .... property master
 
Sound Department
Charles T. Knight .... sound (as Charles Knight)
 
Special Effects by
Terry D. Frazee .... special effects (as Terry Frazee)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Norman Harris .... gaffer
James Pergola .... camera operator (as Jim Pergola)
Bernie Schwartz .... key grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sandra Stewart .... costumer: women
Bruce Walkup .... costumer: men
 
Editorial Department
Mike Klein .... assistant editor
 
Location Management
Albert J. Salzer .... location contact (as Al Salzer)
 
Other crew
Joan Arnold .... production secretary
Barbara Carleton .... executive secretary: producers
Sudy Dostal .... researcher
Joyce King .... script supervisor
 
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110 min
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Portugal:M/6 | Sweden:11 | UK:12 | UK:AA (original rating) | UK:12 (video rating) (2008) | USA:TV-PG

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Originally shown on US TV with only one commercial break.See more »
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Ned Age 42:I want my children to be black and proud of it.See more »

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18 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
A NEVER-TO-BE-FORGOTTEN JOURNEY THROUGH A LIFE, 27 September 2004
Author: Craig Stark from Up North

Over thirty years have passed since I first watched 'Jane Pittman' on a small, black & white TV. There have been but a handful of viewing experiences that have stayed with me this strongly and vividly (and always will, I guess). Cicely Tyson's performance is strongly, clearly, heartfully drawn, ranking, in my opinion, in the very exclusive company of performances like Meryl Streep's Sophie in "Sophie's Choice". It's far easier for a mammoth mini-series to impart a permanent impression: this performance, and this artfully crafted story, did so in a scant two hours, introducing me to a character who became real and moving for me - - to this day.

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