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Cry, the Beloved Country

Stephen Kumalo (Canada Lee) is a black preacher living in South Africa, circa 1946. When his son is accused of murdering a prominent white man, Kumalo goes to Johannesburg to offer his support. With the aid of a local clergyman (Sidney Poitier), he eventually meets James Jarvis (Charles Carson), the father of the murdered youth. Enemies at first, Kumalo and Jarvis gradually learn to respect one another, a symbol of the healing that would eventually destroy apartheid.

Year: 1951
Genre: Drama, Classic Drama, Classic Cinema
Country: UK
Director: Zoltan Korda
Starring: Canada Lee, Sidney Poitier, Charles Carson, Geoffrey Keen
Duration: 103 Minutes
Rating: PG - Violence & coarse language.
7.2/10
Location in store: Classic Drama

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