Sudie and Simpson
|Sudie and Simpson|
|Written by||Sara Flanigan
|Directed by||Joan Tewkesbury|
|Starring||Louis Gossett, Jr.
|Theme music composer||Michel Colombier|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Editor(s)||Robert P. Seppey|
|Running time||95 minutes|
Set in a small town in Georgia during World War II, Sudie and Simpson focuses on the friendship between Sudie Harrigan (Gilbert), a 10-year-old girl who had never seen a "nigger" in real life, and Simpson (Gossett, Jr.), a black man living surreptitiously in an abandoned shack in the woods. Sudie who finds to her surprise and pleasure that black people are not all nine feet tall, that they know what they do, and that their skin color doesn't rub off. Moreover, the gentle, harmless and moral character of Simpson is contrasted with a white teacher who molests his students.
The themes of racism and morality are compared and contrasted, dramatically. If the whites, who "don't allow no niggers" in town, discover the presence of Simpson, they will likely expel him or lynch him. If the victims of the white child molester complain to their mothers, they fear getting "a whipping".
|This article related to an American television drama film is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|