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Lost in the stars / American Express Films, Inc. and the Ely Landau Organization, Inc. present ; The American Film Theatre ; director, Daniel Mann ; producer, Ely Landau ; screenplay, Alfred Hayes.

Mann, Daniel, 1912-1991 (Added Author). Weill, Kurt, 1900-1950 (Added Author). Anderson, Maxwell, 1888-1959 (Added Author). Peters, Brock. (Added Author). Moore, Melba. (Added Author). St. Jacques, Raymond, 1930-1990 (Added Author). Davis, Clifton. (Added Author). Kelly, Paula. (Added Author). North, Alex. (Added Author). Landau, Ely. (Added Author). Hayes, Alfred, 1911-1985 (Added Author). Feingold, Michael. (Added Author). Paton, Alan. Cry, the beloved country. (Added Author). American Express Films. (Added Author). Ely Landau Organization. (Added Author). American Film Theatre. (Added Author). Kino International Corporation. (Added Author).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Series Information

American Film Theatre.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette DVD LOS (Text) 31951004303225 Main Floor - New Arrivals Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Letterboxed.
  • Publisher: New York : Kino on Video, 2003.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on the novel "Cry, the Beloved Country" by Alan Paton.
DVD release of the 1974 motion picture.
"Enhanced for 16x9 TVs"--Container.
Special features: theatrical trailer; an essay by Michael Feingold; the AFT Cinebill; an interview with Edie Landau; "Ely Landau: in front of the camera," AFT promotional reel from 1974; the American Film Theatre trailer gallery; the American Film Theatre scrapbook.
Formatted Contents Note:
Features the songs The hills of Ixopo ; Thousands of miles ; Train to Johannesburg ; Search ; The little gray house ; Who'll buy? ; Trouble man ; Murder in Parkwold ; Fear ; Lost in the stars ; Wild justice ; O Tixo, Tixo, help me ; Stay well ; Cry, the beloved country ; Big mole ; Chapel scene ; A bird of passage ; Four o'clock.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Music by Kurt Weill ; editor, Walter Hannemann ; director of photography, Robert Hauser ; book and lyrics by Maxwell Anderson ; music supervised by Alex North ; executive producer, Edward Lewis ; produced for DVD by Brian Shirey.
Participant or Performer Note:
Brock Peters (Stephen Kumalo), Melba Moore (Irina), Raymond St. Jacques (John Kumalo), Clifton Davis (Absalom), Paul Rogers (James Jarvis), Paula Kelly (Rose), Alan Weeks (Matthew), Paulene Myers (Grace), John Williams (Judge), Ivor Barry (Carmichael), Harvey Jason (Arthur Jarvis), Ji-Tu Cumbuka (Johannes), H.B. Barnum III (Alex), Myrna White (Linda), Bill Glover (Eland).
Summary, etc.:
Stephen Kumalo, a black South African minister searches the unfamiliar back alleys and shanty towns of Johannesburg for his son, Absalom. But Kumalo's unwavering faith is put to the test when he finds Absalom in jail facing a capital murder charge. Courage, dignity and sacrifice fall prey to the whirlwind of racist hypocrisy and hollow justice in Absalom's trial. Absalom's reunion and reconciliation with this father, his jailhouse marriage to his pregnant sweetheart, and his heroic determination to tell the truth set the stage for a tragic climax.
System Details Note:
Subject: Paton, Alan > Film and video adaptations.
Landau, Ely.
Landau, Edie > Interviews.
Digital recordings.
Clergy > South Africa > Drama.
Families, Black > Drama.
Trials (Murder) > South Africa > Drama.
Racism > South Africa > Drama.
South Africa > Drama.
Genre: Feature films.
Musical films.
Prison films.

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