- Original title
- Running time
- 105 min.
- United States
Lonne Elder III (Book: William H. Armstrong)
John A. Alonzo
Sylvia Kuumba Williams,
20th Century Fox
Drama | Family Relationships. The Great Depression. 1930s
- Synopsis / Plot
- The Morgans, a loving and strong family of Black sharecroppers in Louisiana in 1933, face a serious family crisis when the husband and father, Nathan Lee Morgan, is convicted of a petty crime and sent to a prison camp. After some weeks or months, the wife and mother, Rebecca Morgan, sends the oldest son, who is about 11 years old, to visit his father at the camp. The trip becomes something of an odyssey for the boy. During the journey he stays a little while with a dedicated Black schoolteacher.
: 4 Nominations for Oscar: Movie, Adapted Screenplay, Actor (Winfield), Actress (Cicely Tyson)
: 2 Nom. Golden Globes: Actress - Drama (Tyson) and Newcomer - Male (Hooks)
: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Actress (Cicely Tyson)
: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Adapted Drama Screenplay
: BAFTA Awards: Nominated for Best Music
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