Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

10 Feb

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TV drama starring Morgan Freeman
Year: 1978
Year in film: 1933
Country: USA
Who in bibs: boys ~7-17, men
Available on DVD: VHS only
I own: no
Bib occurence: medium
Rating: 4/10 ?
Rating: ****
Comment: Several black boys and teen boys in faded bibs, also men including white men some in dark denim bibs. I haven’t found teen girls in bibs like in the novels. I only have checked (many) parts of the movie as there’s no quick preview window. School scene pictured at around 29 minutes. One brief scene of a white boy (Mark Keith as Jeremy in black or dark bibs at 1h25, at the beginning with a pullover (maybe bibs underneath)).

How could I miss this? I even own one of the novels.

Awarded novel by Mildred D. Taylor. Interesting 1930s Mississippi setting.

I haven’t found perfect scenes, and very few and brief farm work scenes only.

The only DVD I found is a documentary or interview about the books. Originally as longer 3 part mini series.

Rating 4 for now but needs rechecking more carefully, especially the full version.

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