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The struggles of a family of black sharecroppers in rural Louisiana during the Depression. When the father is sentenced to jail for stealing in order to feed his family, they must pull together even more, and one son finds education to be his way out of poverty. Tyson brings strength and style to her role, with fine help from Winfield. Moving and well made, with little sentimentality and superb acting from a great cast. Adapted from the novel by William Armstrong.

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Available on Running time 105 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
African America, Farm Livin', Coming of Age, Great Depression, American South, Homeless, Louisiana, 4 Bones
Screenplay
Lonnie Elder
Cast
Paul Winfield, Cicely Tyson, Kevin Hooks, Taj Mahal, Carmen Mathews, James Best, Janet MacLachlan
Cinematography
John A. Alonzo
Director
Martin Ritt
Music
Taj Mahal
Producer
20th Century-Fox

Awards

Natl. Bd. of Review 1972: Actress (Tyson); Natl. Soc. Film Critics 1972: Actress (Tyson).

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