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The Green Pastures (1936)

Directed by Marc Connelly and William Keighley. Cast: Rex Ingram, Eddie Anderson, Oscar Polk, Frank Wilson, Hall Johnson Choir. All-back cast in Marc Connelly fable portrays the story of God in His heaven and his people on earth as told to a group of Sunday school children. Special DVD features: Commentary by actor LeVar Burton and Black Cultural scholars Herb Boyd and Ed Guerrera; 2 vintage musical shorts: "Rufus Jones for president", featuring Ethel Waters and 7-year-old Sammy Davis Jr.; "An all-colored vaudeville show", featuring Adelaide Halland the Nicholas Brothers; theatrical trailer. 90 min.

Credits andother information from the Internet Movie Database

Reviews and articles:
Cripps, Thomas. "Black Music, WhiteMovies." In: Slow fade to black : the Negro inAmerican film, 1900-1942 / Thomas Cripps.Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c1993.(Full-textavailable online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print:Main (Gardner) Stacks; Moffitt PN1995.9.N4 C71993)
Morris, G. "Thank God for Uncle Tom:Race and Religion Collide in The Green Pastures."Bright Lights Films Journal, February 2008 |Issue 59 Full-textof this article / review is available:
Weisenfeld, Judith. "'De Lawd' a NatchelMan": The Green Pastures in the American CulturalImagination." In: Hollywood be thy name :African American religion in American film,1929-1949 Berkeley : University of CaliforniaPress, c2007. (MAIN: PN1995.9.N4 W45 2007)
Winokur, Mark. "The Green Pastures as anallegory of Accommodation: Christ, Race, and theAll-Black Musical." Film & History 199525(1-2): 6-16. Full-textof this article / review is available: UC users only

Reviews and articles: Cripps, Thomas. "Black Music, WhiteMovies." In: Slow fade to black : the Negro inAmerican film, 1900-1942 / Thomas Cripps.Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c1993.(Full-textavailable online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print:Main (Gardner) Stacks; Moffitt PN1995.9.N4 C71993) Morris, G. "Thank God for Uncle Tom:Race and Religion Collide in The Green Pastures."Bright Lights Films Journal, February 2008 |Issue 59 Full-textof this article / review is available: Weisenfeld, Judith. "'De Lawd' a NatchelMan": The Green Pastures in the American CulturalImagination." In: Hollywood be thy name :African American religion in American film,1929-1949 Berkeley : University of CaliforniaPress, c2007. (MAIN: PN1995.9.N4 W45 2007) Winokur, Mark. "The Green Pastures as anallegory of Accommodation: Christ, Race, and theAll-Black Musical." Film & History 199525(1-2): 6-16. Full-textof this article / review is available: UC users only

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