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The Green Pastures (1936) was a Drama - Black-and-white Film directed by William Keighley and Marc Connelly and produced by Henry Blanke and Jack L. Warner.

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The Green Pastures (1936) (2)

By Crystal J. Anderson on Dec 4, 2013 From Classic Film Review

Director:?William Keighley & Marc Connelly Writer:?Roark Bradford (novel: Ol’ Man Adam and His Chillun’);?Mark Connelly (play and screenplay) Genre: Drama Music: Hall Johnson;?Erich Wolfgang Korngold Main Cast: Rex Ingram (De Lawd/Adam/Hezdrel) Oscar Polk (Gabriel) Eddie ‘Roche... Read full article


The Green Pastures (1936) (1)

By Beatrice on Aug 8, 2013 From Flickers in Time

The Green Pastures Directed by Marc Connelly and William Keighley Written by Marc Connelly based on a play by Marc Connelly and a novel by Roark Bradford (“Ol’ Man Adam and His Chillun” ) 1936/USA Warner Bros. First viewing This white imagining of what African-Americans imagine the... Read full article


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The original Broadway stage production won the 1930 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It opened February 26, 1930, at the Mansfield Theatre in New York, and ran for 640 performances. Juanita Hall, who later played "Bloody Mary" in the stage and film versions of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II's classic South Pacific, appeared in the original stage production.
The part of "De Lawd" was originally written to be played in blackface by Al Jolson. When that fell through, it was offered to Paul Robeson, who refused it. It was eventually given to Rex Ingram.
Ranked 9th best movie in 1936 by Film Daily's annual poll of critics.
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