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Minstrel Man (1977)

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)
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
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Tess
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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1.33 : 1
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A lost gem.
20 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

Where, oh where, can I find this film? I saw it long ago on TV--it was a tremendously moving, thoughtful, and painfully honest drama about race relations during the period it portrays. Beautifully acted and absolutely authentic in spirit. But it seems to have vanished forever.


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