A Raisin In The Sun

  • 1961
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

Hansberry's lovely adaptation of her 1959 Broadway hit about a black family in financial straits reunites seven of the original cast in the film version. McNeil is the matriarch of a family living in cramped quarters on Chicago's south side (where all the location shots were done). Her husband has just died and she receives a check for $10,000 from the...read more

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  • Review: Hansberry's lovely adaptation of her 1959 Broadway hit about a black family in financial straits reunites seven of the original cast in the film version. McNeil is the matriarch of a family living in cramped quarters on Chicago's south side (where all the… (more)

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