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Lost in the Stars (1974)

Brock Peters (To Kill a Mockingbird) is Stephen Kumalo, a black South African minister searching the unfamiliar back alleys and shantytowns of Johannesburg for his son, Absalom.

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Daniel Mann
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brock Peters ... Stephen Kumalo
Melba Moore ... Irina
Raymond St. Jacques ... John Kumalo
Clifton Davis ... Absalom
Paul Rogers ... James Jarvis
Paula Kelly ... Rose
Alan Weeks Alan Weeks ... Matthew
Paulene Myers ... Grace
John Williams ... Judge
Ivor Barry Ivor Barry ... Carmichael
Harvey Jason ... Arthur Jarvis
Ji-Tu Cumbuka ... Johannes
H.B. Barnum III H.B. Barnum III ... Alex
Myrna White Myrna White ... Linda
William Glover William Glover ... Eland (as Bill Glover)
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Brock Peters (To Kill a Mockingbird) is Stephen Kumalo, a black South African minister searching the unfamiliar back alleys and shantytowns of Johannesburg for his son, Absalom.

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The shattering drama, the haunting music, the unforgettable love story.

Genres:

Drama | Musical

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 April 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kurt Weill & Maxwell Anderson's Lost in the Stars See more »

Filming Locations:

Cottage Grove, Oregon, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color
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The New York production of "Lost in the Stars" by Maxwell Anderson as librettist and Kurt Weill as composer opened at the Music Box Theater in New York on October 30, 1949 and closed July 1, 1950, running for 281 performances. See more »

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Version of Cry, the Beloved Country (1951) See more »

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Worthwhile Yet Rarely Seen Version Of The Broadway Musical
15 January 2000 | by TrampyreSee all my reviews

Alan Paton's novel CRY THE BELOVED COUNTRY made for a dramatic musical with a score by Kurt Weill. American Film Theater's adaption of it contains excellent performances by Brock Peters, Clifton Davis, Melba Davis, Paula Kelly (her musical number is one of the film's highlights) and Raymond St. Jacques, but sadly is rarely seen. The movie itself is a little slow, but the score is beautifully rendered by the cast, and contains the heart of Paton's story.


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