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Title A raisin in the sun [videorecording] / Columbia Pictures ; producers, David Susskind and Philip Rose ; screenplay writer, Lorraine Hansberry ; director, Daniel Petrie.

Imprint [Culver City, Calif. : Columbia Tristar Home Video, c1999]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe DVDs 1st Floor  791.4372 R136i 1999    ---  Available
Description 1 videodisc (ca. 128 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Columbia classics
System Details DVD, Region 1 encoding, Dolby digital, mono.
Language English dialogue, English, Spanish, Portugese, Chinese, Korean and Thai subtitles; Closed-captioned.
Cast Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, Ruby Dee.
Credits Music by Laurence Rosenthal.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1961.
Based on the stage play by Lorraine Hansberry.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary Film of the award-winning play about a struggling black family living on Chicago's South Side and the impact of an unexpected insurance bequest. Each family member sees the bequest as the means of realizing dreams and of escape from grinding frustrations.
Note Dual-sided DVD. Widescreen version on one side; normal version ("formatted to fit your TV") on the other.
Subject Minorities -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Drama.
African American families -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Drama.
Racism -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Film adaptations.
Added Author Susskind, David, 1920-1987
Rose, Philip, 1921-
Poitier, Sidney, 1927-
McNeil, Claudia.
Dee, Ruby.
Petrie, Daniel.
Rosenthal, Laurence, 1926-
Hansberry, Lorraine, 1930-1965. Raisin in the sun.
Columbia Pictures Corporation.
Columbia TriStar Home Video (Firm)
ISBN 0767828062
Standard No. 043396009196
Music No. 00919 Columbia Tristar

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