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Minstrel Man (1977)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  2 March 1977 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Harry Brown Jr.
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Charlie Bates
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Rennie Brown (as Stanley Clay)
S. Pearl Sharp ...
Jesamine (as Saundra Sharp)
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Tambo
Gene Bell ...
Harry Brown Sr. - Fat Man
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George
Anthony Amos ...
Young Harry Jr.
Amechi Uzodinma ...
Young Rennie
Arthur Rooks ...
Robert
Carol Sutton ...
Tess
Wilbur Swartz ...
Tobias Finch
Robert Earle ...
Oliver Turpin
Don Lutenbacher ...
Carmichael
Bill Holliday ...
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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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Extraordinary: A Rare Television Movie
28 July 2000 | by (Connecticut) – See all my reviews

This is one of those amazing documents that seem to have been created directly by Providence, surely, everything came together here in a sad, funny, joyous, yet tragic film loaded with some of the most wonderful actors, dancers and singers we have ever seen on screens of any size.

We wonder, for example, what in the world happened to the talented Glynn Turman, who stars in this great piece of film art.

The other amazing thing is how this film, this wonderful production, so obviously made by experts in film art could have possibly disappeared. I have looked for it on video for a decade now and thus far have not seen it. Surely there is room also, for greatness in the market place. God knows we have enough junk available everywhere.

This film will bring shame to anyone who ever even had a fleeting thought of prejudice toward another human being because his or her complexion was a different tone. However, it does more than that. It entertains and while doing that, shows us the raw nature of pure courage.


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