Set in the 1930's Iowa, where the Cora's family live as the community's only African-Americans. and supported only by Cora's being a housekeeper to the Studevants. When tragedy strikes, will Cora's speak the truth...with consequences?

Director:

Deborah Pratt (as Deborah M. Pratt)

Writers:

Langston Hughes (short story), Ann Peacock (teleplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Regina Taylor ... Cora Jenkins
Cherry Jones ... Lizbeth Studevant
Ellen Muth ... Jessie at 18
Michael Gaston ... Arthur Studevant
Kohl Sudduth ... Joe
Arlen Dean Snyder ... Dr. Siebels
CCH Pounder ... Ma Jenkins
Tinashe ... Josephine (as Tinashe Kachingwe)
Molly Graham Molly Graham ... Jessie at 5
Ben Easter ... Willie Matsoulis
Tiffany M. Wren Tiffany M. Wren ... Mary at 13
Melissa Albright Melissa Albright ... Mary at 26
Tom Woodward Tom Woodward ... Reverend Macelroy
Bethany Larson Bethany Larson ... Muriel Debord
David Fritts David Fritts ... Tom Debord
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Set in the 1930's Iowa, where the Cora's family live as the community's only African-Americans. and supported only by Cora's being a housekeeper to the Studevants. When tragedy strikes, will Cora's speak the truth...with consequences?

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Drama

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A Beautiful Film
1 June 2004 | by Magila_guerrillaSee all my reviews

I saw this movie on Masterpiece Theatre on PBS. It was so amazing in every aspect that the story, acting and production were all worthy of a major motion picture release.

People will always say (rightly so) that movies are never as good as the book, however, this movie is one of only two movies I have ever seen that are in my opinion better that the original writing they are taken from (the other being Billy Budd).

I love Langston Hughes and all, but the original short story was a little short and lacking in emotion. That being said, read the story and see this movie if you ever get the chance.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Küzdelem az igazságért See more »

Filming Locations:

Cambridge, Iowa, USA See more »

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Alt Films, WGBH See more »
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Color
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