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A Raisin in the Sun (1961) was a Drama - Family Film directed by Daniel Petrie and produced by David Susskind, Philip Rose and Ronald H. Gilbert.

A Raisin in the Sun was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2005.

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A Raisin in the Sun (1961)

By Beatrice on May 8, 2017 From Flickers in Time

A Raisin in the Sun Directed by Daniel Petrie Written by Lorraine Hansberry 1961/USA Columbia Pictures Corporation Repeat viewing/Netflix rental This film was made at a critical moment in the course of the civil rights movement in America. ?More than a time capsule, however, it is an excellent ... Read full article


A Raisin in the Sun (1961)

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A Raisin in the Sun (1961)

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A Raisin in the Sun

By Aurora on Aug 6, 2012 From Once Upon a Screen

The Broadway production of “A Raisin in the Sun” by?Lorraine Hansberry?opened at the Ethel Barrymore Theater in New York on March 11, 1959, ran for 530 performances and was nominated for the 1960 Tony Award (New York City) for Best Play. ?Both Sidney Poitier and Claudia McNeil received T... Read full article


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Walter Lee Younger: [to George Murchison, Beneatha's date] How come all you college boys wear them faggoty-looking white shoes?


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Sidney Poitier was nominated for the 1960 Tony Award (New York City) for Actor in a Drama for "A Raisin in the Sun" as Walter Lee Younger and recreated his role in this production.
The title comes from the Langston Hughes poem, "Harlem (What Happens To A Dream Deferred?)".
The Broadway production of "A Raisin in the Sun" by Lorraine Hansberry opened at the Ethel Barrymore Theater in New York on March 11, 1959, ran for 530 performances and was nominated for the 1960 Tony Award (New York City) for the Best Play. Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, Ruby Dee, Diana Sands, Ivan Dixon, Louis Gossett Jr. and John Fiedler recreated their stage roles in the movie version. A 1960 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play nomination went to Claudia McNeil.
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A Raisin in the Sun

Released 1961
Inducted 2005
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