The Green Pastures (film)
|The Green Pastures|
|Directed by||Marc Connelly
|Produced by||Jack L. Warner|
|Screenplay by||Sheridan Gibney|
|Based on||The Green Pastures &
Ol' Man Adam an' His Chillun
1930 play & 1928 novel
by Marc Connelly & Roark Bradford
|Music by||Erich Wolfgang Korngold|
|Edited by||George Amy|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros. Pictures|
The Green Pastures is a 1936 American film depicting stories from the Bible as visualized by African American characters. It starred Rex Ingram (in several roles, including "De Lawd"), Oscar Polk, and Eddie "Rochester" Anderson. It was based on the novel Ol' Man Adam an' His Chillun by Roark Bradford and the subsequent Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name by Marc Connelly.
Although criticised by civil rights activists at the time, and subsequently, it is one of only six feature films in the Hollywood Studio era to feature an all-African American cast.
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God tests the human race in this reenactment of Bible stories set in the world of black American folklore.
- G. S. Morris "Thank God for Uncle Tom – Race and Religion Collide in The Green Pastures", Bright Lights, Issue 59, February 2008
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