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A Raisin in the Sun (1961)

A Raisin in the Sun
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Sidney Poitier Sidney Poitier
Walter Lee Younger
Claudia McNeil Claudia McNeil
Lena Younger
Ruby Dee Ruby Dee
Ruth Younger
Diana Sands Diana Sands
Beneatha Younger
Ivan Dixon Ivan Dixon
Asagai
John Fiedler John Fiedler
Mark Lindner
Louis Gossett Jr. Louis Gossett Jr.
George Murchison
Steven Perry Steven Perry
Travis Younger


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Description: A RAISIN IN THE SUN is a penetrating drama which relates the plight of a poor black family living in a tiny Chicago tenement and their struggle ... Full Descriptionto survive in the prejudiced and tense surroundings. Director Daniel Petrie's highly acclaimed drama is a seminal portrait of African American life in the mid-1950s, based on Lorraine Hansberry's groundbreaking play, that achieved critical and commercial success at a time when the viability of a black audience or a white crossover audience was not considered a possibility. Lena Younger (Claudia McNeil), the stalwart matriarch of an impoverished black family, dr ... (more)
Release date: 24 August 1961
UPC: 043396009196
Tags: Drama (4), Family (2), Chicago (2), 1961 (2), Based On Play (1), Chauffeur (1), African-Americans (1), 60s (1)
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