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Brother John / Columbia ; an E+R production ; written by Ernest Kinoy ; produced by Joel Glickman ; directed by James Goldstone.

Poitier, Sidney. (Actor). Geer, Will. (Actor). Dillman, Bradford, 1930- (Actor). Todd, Beverly, 1946- (Actor). Kinoy, Ernest. (Screenwriter). Glickman, Joel. (Producer). Goldstone, James, 1931-1999 (Director). Columbia Pictures. (Added Author). E + R (Firm) (Added Author). Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm) (Added Author).
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Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Jennings County Public Library - North Vernon DVD DRAMA BRO (Text) 30653003457892 Adult Drama dvd Available -
North Webster Community Public Library - North Webster DVD BRO Adult (Text) 72436000053079 DVDs Available -
West Lafayette Public Library - West Lafayette DVD BRO (Text) 31951004122120 Main Floor - DVDs Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0767881273
  • ISBN: 9780767881272
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (95 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, [2003]

Content descriptions

General Note: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1970.
Special features include trailers for the films Brother John, Raisin in the sun and To sir with love.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Director of photography, Gerlad Perry Finnerman ; editor, Edward A. Biery ; music, Quincy Jones.
Participant or Performer Note: Sidney Poitier, Will Geer, Bradford Dillman, Beverly Todd.
Summary, etc.: John Kane left his home in Alabama when he was sixteen years-old. There is no way to reach him yet whenever there is a death in the family, he knows to return home. This time he returns to his sister's deathbed. His mysterious appearance stirs the interest of the townsfolk, some thinking he is a Communist agitator, others thinking he is magical, and still others thinking he is a criminal.
Target Audience Note: MPAA rating: PG-13.
System Details Note: DVD, aspect ratio, 1.85:1; digitally mastered audio and anamorphic video.
Language Note: In English with optional English and French subtitles; closed-captioned in English.
Subject: African Americans > Alabama > Drama.
Social change > Alabama > Drama.
Criminal investigation > Alabama > Drama.
Genre: Detective and mystery films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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