A Raisin In The Sun

"Excellent"

A Raisin In The Sun Review


Sidney Poitier is on fire, as usual, in this play adaptation -- something in the vein of A Death of a Salesman, Long Day's Journey into Night, and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Poitier's family faces racial prejudice as it moves into a new home in an all-white neighborhood while entering an ill-advised business venture that leaves them penniless. The struggle to triumph in the face of adversity transcends the film being pegged as a civil rights picture, and thanks to the leadership of Poitier, a classic is born.


A Raisin In The Sun

Facts and Figures

Run time: 128 mins

In Theaters: Thursday 24th August 1961

Distributed by: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 4 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
Fresh: 14

IMDB: 8.2 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Starring: as Walter Lee Younger, as Beneatha Younger, as Ruth Younger, as Lena Younger, as Bobo, as Joseph Asagai, Ron C. Jones as Willy Harris, as George Murchison, as Carl Linder, Sandi Ross as Earline Johnson, Rudy Webb as Mr. Johnson, Martin Roach as Walter Lee Sr., Rosemary Dunsmore as Mrs. Arnold, Paul Stephens as Mr. Arnold, Emily Swiss as Priscilla Holiday, Yanna McIntosh as Miss Tilly, Jean Daigle as Cop, Dan Warry-Smith as Grocery Clerk, Elle Downs as Cocktail Waitress, James Kirchner as Mailman, Earl McLean Jr. as Bubba, Gene Mack as Bartender, Demo Cates as Sax Player, Justin Martin as Travis Younger


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