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A Raisin in the Sun 

A substantial insurance payment could mean either financial salvation or personal ruin for a poor black family.

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Ruth Younger
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Joseph Asagai
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Karl Lindner
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Walter Lee Younger
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Bobo
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Travis Younger
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Mrs. Johnson
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George Murchison
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Lena 'Mama' Younger
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Beneatha 'Bennie' Younger
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A substantial insurance payment could mean either financial salvation or personal ruin for a poor black family.

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1 February 1989 (USA)  »

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The Broadway production of "A Raisin in the Sun" by Lorraine Hansberry opened at the Ethel Barrymore Theater in New York on March 11, 1959, ran for 530 performances and was nominated for the 1960 Tony Award (New York City) for the Best Play. See more »

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3 Worthwhile Hours in the Younger's Apartment
5 February 2000 | by See all my reviews

This movie is almost 3 hours long and the only setting is inside one apartment. Amazingly, it is fantastic. It's like going to see a live play. The quality of the writing and the acting (especially Danny Glover) is enough to make the film supremely entertaining and uplifting.


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