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Sounder (1972)

105 min - Drama - 24 September 1972
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The Morgans, a loving and strong family of Black sharecroppers in Louisiana in 1933, face a serious family crisis when the husband and father, Nathan Lee Morgan, is convicted of a petty crime and sent to a prison camp. After some weeks or months, the wife and mother, Rebecca Morgan, sends the oldest son, who is about 11 years old, to visit his father at the camp. The trip becomes something of an odyssey for the boy. During the journey he stays a little while with a dedicated Black schoolteacher.

Director:  Martin Ritt
Stars:  Cicely Tyson, Paul Winfield, Kevin Hooks, Carmen Mathews, Taj Mahal, James Best, Janet MacLachlan, Eric Hooks, Yvonne Jarrell

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The Morgans, a loving and strong family of Black sharecroppers in Louisiana in 1933, face a serious family crisis when the husband and father, Nathan Lee Morgan, is convicted of a petty crime and sent to a prison camp. After some weeks or months, the wife and mother, Rebecca Morgan, sends the oldest son, who is about 11 years old, to visit his father at the camp. The trip becomes something of an odyssey for the boy. During the journey he stays a little while with a dedicated Black schoolteacher.



Genres: Drama

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  24 September 1972

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  Radnitz/Mattel Productions

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 45 min

Academy Award Nominations

ACTOR — Paul Winfield {“Nathan Lee Morgan”}
ACTRESS — Cicely Tyson {“Rebecca Morgan”}
BEST PICTURE — Robert B. Radnitz, Producer
WRITING (Screenplay–based on material from another medium) — Lonne Elder, III


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