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Cicely Tyson Cicely Tyson
Rebecca Morgan
Paul Winfield Paul Winfield
Nathan Lee Morgan
Kevin Hooks Kevin Hooks
David Lee Morgan
Carmen Mathews Carmen Mathews
Mrs. Boatwright
Taj Mahal Taj Mahal
James Best James Best
Sheriff Young
Eric Hooks Eric Hooks
Earl Morgan
Yvonne Jarrell Yvonne Jarrell
Josie Mae Morgan

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3 years, 5 months ago at Jan 4 16:20
One of Ritt's best films. The composition of landscape with black people always crossing it with effort (running or walking limp as üal Winfield and dog Sounder) and the wise protagonism of Sounder as the pet an companios the absorvs the sadness of tha family condition and even hope.
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Description: Nathan Lee Morgan (Paul Winfield), an African-American sharecropper, steals food from his neighbor to feed his hungry family and is arrested, leaving his wife and children to endure the hardships imposed on them by the economic depression and ... Full Descriptionprejudice of the 1930's South. Directed by Martin Ritt, Sounder is a powerful story of a boy, his dog, and his family's triumph over adversity. Cicely Tyson also stars. William H. Armstrong's poetic novel comes alive in this acclaimed screen adaptation. During the Depression, a black sharecropper family struggles to make a subsistence living for themselves. Adver ... (more)
Release date: 10 May 1973
UPC: 084296403387
Tags: Race (2), Dogs (1), Animals (1), South (1), Tearjerker (1), Sad (1), Dog (1), Oscar Nominated (1), 1972 (1), 1970s (1), Blacks (1), Farm (1), Prison (1), Jail (1), Racism (1), Drama (1), Based On A Novel (1)
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