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Cry, the Beloved Country

1951
1h 43m
Drama
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Cast

Canada Lee (Reverend Stephen Kumalo)Sidney Poitier (Reverend Msimangu)Charles Carson (James Jarvis)Joyce Carey (Margaret Jarvis)Geoffrey Keen (Father Vincent)Vivien Clinton (Mary)Michael Goodliffe (Martens)Albertina Temba (Mrs. Kumalo)Edric Connor (John Kumalo)Lionel Ngakane (Absolom Kumalo)Charles McRae (Sibeko)Bruce Meredith Smith (Captain Jaarsveldt)Bruce Anderson (Frank Smith)Ribbon Dhlamini (Gertrude)Daniel Adnewmah (Young Man, Client of Gertrude)John Arnatt (Prison warden)Henry Blumenthal (Arthur Jarvis)Cecil Cartwright (Mr. Harrison)

Director

Zoltan Korda

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Synopsis

In the back country of South Africa, black minister Stephen Kumalo (Canada Lee) journeys to the city to search for his missing son, only to find his people living in squalor and his son a criminal. Reverend Misimangu (Sidney Poitier) is a young South African clergyman who helps find his missing son-turned-thief and sister-turned-prostitute in the slums of Johannesburg.

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