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Cry The Beloved Country

Original title
Cry The Beloved Country
Year
Running time
103 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
Screenwriter
Alan Paton (Novel: Alan Paton)
Music
Raymond Gallois-Montbrun
Cinematography
Robert Krasker
Cast
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Producer
United Artists / London Film / Zoltan Korda Productions
Genre
Drama | Racism. Crime. Africa
Synopsis / Plot
In the back country of South Africa ruled by the Afrikáans, black minister Stephen Kumalo (Canada Lee) journeys to the city to search for his missing son, only to find his people living in squalor and his son a criminal. Reverend Misimangu (Sidney Poitier) is a young South African clergyman who helps find his missing son-turned-thief and sister-turned-prostitute in the slums of Johannesburg.
Awards
1952: Cannes Film Festival: Official Selection
1952: Berlin Film Festival: Bronze Bear
1951: BAFTA Awards: Nominated for Best Film and British Film
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