• Film ID:
  • 13330
  • Availability:
  • DVD Available from Shop
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • DVD=123 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • America.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • English.
A RAISIN IN THE SUN (1961)
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The Younger family, frustrated with living in their crowded Chicago apartment, sees the arrival of a $10,000 insurance check as the answer to their prayers. Matriarch Lena Younger (Claudia McNeil) promptly puts a down payment on a house in an all-white suburban neighborhood. But the family is divided when Lena entrusts the balance of the money to her mercurial son Walter Lee (Poitier), against the wishes of her daughter (Diana Sands) and daughter-in-law (Ruby Dee). It takes the strength and integrity of this African-American family to battle against generations of prejudice to try to achieve their piece of the American Dream. A gripping and intensely acted drama.
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