An intimate look at life in the ghetto: Johnny Williams is a house painter who moonlights as a poet, struggling to financially and emotionally support his cancer-ridden wife Mattie. But times are tough and the poverty-troubled streets are even tougher, and it takes every ounce of Johnny's love and courage for the couple to make it through their strife, finding redemption in the River Niger. Written by
Echo Bridge Home Entertainment
Some rivers can't be dammed...some people won't be broken.
Did You Know?
The Broadway production of "The River Niger" opened at the Brooks Atkinson Theater in New York on March 27, 1973 and ran for 162 performances. Joseph A. Walker
wrote both the play and the screenplay for this filmed production. See more
Referenced in Call Me Angel, Sir