Two black brothers in a traveling minstrel show in the early part of the century have two different goals. One brother is determined to succeed in a field that is dominated by white ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »

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Harry Brown Jr.
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Charlie Bates
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Rennie Brown (as Stanley Clay)
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Jesamine (as Saundra Sharp)
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Gene Bell ...
Harry Brown Sr. - Fat Man
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George
Anthony Amos ...
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Amechi Uzodinma ...
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Arthur Rooks ...
Robert
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Wilbur Swartz ...
Tobias Finch
Robert Earle ...
Oliver Turpin
Don Lutenbacher ...
Carmichael
Bill Holliday ...
Pitchman
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Two black brothers in a traveling minstrel show in the early part of the century have two different goals. One brother is determined to succeed in a field that is dominated by white performers in blackface, and the other is a composer fighting to break away from the stereotypes associated with black minstrel performers. Written by Anonymous

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2 March 1977 (USA)  »

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Why is this film unavailable to the public?
3 December 2003 | by (Charlotte,NC) – See all my reviews

For more than two decades, I have searched for my favorite movie, The Minstrel Man (1977), to be either televised or made available for purchase. An excellent performance was done by the cast of this film. This is a "heart-gripping" movie, that defines the inhumanity and positive evils of racism. This film exhibits Black Americans, as working, inventive, compassionate and creative human beings through horrific adversities, and yet they defy to totally release their integrity.

The Entertainment Industry has the audacity to act insulted by acusations like, "it is directly or indirectly at fault for creating and perpetuating monsters in the world". You are surely mentors of today's media. This is a small opportunity to right a big wrong.

I guess I answered my Summary?!


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