The Pennywhistle Blues

  • 1952
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

This film from South Africa features an all-black cast of nonprofessionals and is set in the small village of Alexandria, located on the outskirts of Johannesburg. The film is a slice-of-life drama that revolves around the theft of a 40-pound donation made to the local church by an old man who wanted his life savings to go to a good cause. Responding more

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Director (1 Credit)
Writer (3 Credits)
C. Pennington-Richards
Ferdinand Webb
Source (2 Credits)
Producer (1 Credit)
Cinematographer (1 Credit)
C. Pennington-Richards
Editor (1 Credit)
Gerald Ehrlich
Musical Composer (2 Credits)
Matome "Tommy" Ramokgopa
Ralph Trewhela