Black Like Me (film)
|Black Like Me|
|Directed by||Carl Lerner|
|Produced by||Julius Tannenbaum|
|Screenplay by||Carl Lerner
Paul Green (uncredited)
|Based on||Black Like Me
by John Howard Griffin
|Music by||Meyer Kupferman|
Henry Mueller II
|Edited by||Lora Hays|
The Hilltop Company
|Distributed by||Continental Distributing|
|Running time||107 minutes|
Black Like Me is a 1964 American drama film co-written (with Gerda Lerner) and directed by Carl Lerner, based on the book Black Like Me. The film stars James Whitmore, Sorrell Booke, and Roscoe Lee Browne.
The DVD was released December 11, 2012 in North America from Video Services Corp. The DVD also includes a documentary titled Uncommon Vision about John Howard Griffin, the journalist on which the main character is based.
John Finley Horton (James Whitmore) is a White American journalist who artificially darkens his skin and passes for a black man in the deep South, from New Orleans to Atlanta, where he encounters a great deal of racism from both white and black people.
- James Whitmore as John Finley Horton (Black Like Me author John Howard Griffin)
- Sorrell Booke as Dr. Jackson
- Roscoe Lee Browne as Christopher
- Al Freeman, Jr. as Thomas Newcomb
- Will Geer as Truck driver
- Robert Gerringer as Ed Saunders
- Clifton James as Eli Carr
- John Marriott as Hodges
- Thelma Oliver as Georgie
- Lenka Petersen as Lucy Horton
- P.J. Sidney as Frank Newcomb
- Billie Allen as Vertell
- Alan Bergmann as Charles Maynard
- Black Like Me at Rotten Tomatoes
- Crowther, Bosley (May 21, 1964). "Black Like Me (1964) James Whitmore Stars in Book's Adaptation". The New York Times.
- Hartel, Nick (14 February 2013). "Black Like Me: DVD Talk Review of the DVD Video". DVD Talk. The DVD: The Extras. Retrieved 10 November 2013. "The film's bonus disc features a 60-min feature length documentary, Uncommon Vision: The Life and Times of John Howard Griffin on the film's real-life subject."