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Native son

Author: Jerrold FreedmanRichard WesleyCarroll BakerVictor LoveElizabeth McGovernAll authors
Publisher: United States : Cinecom, United States : WETA-TV, 1986 ; 1988-06-29.
Series: American playhouse (Television program)
Edition/Format:   Film : VHS tape : Film : U-matic   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bigger Thomas, an African-American, is employed by a prosperous white family. As a chauffeur, he is directed by the father to take Mary, the daughter, to the university. Instead Mary decides to pick up her socialist boyfriend, Jan, and spend the time drinking and partying. On the way home, Mary becomes inebriated and Bigger must get her to her bedroom without being detected. Mary's mother, who is blind, enters the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Ethnic
Film adaptations
Anthology television programs
Television adaptations
Social problem films
Social problem television programs
Drama
Material Type: Film, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jerrold Freedman; Richard Wesley; Carroll Baker; Victor Love; Elizabeth McGovern; Copyright Collection (Library of Congress); LC Off-Air Taping Collection (Library of Congress)
OCLC Number: 29596398
Notes: Copyright: Diane Silver Productions, Inc. NM: dramatization in the form of a screenplay. DCR 1986; PUB 15Dec86; REG 8Jul88; PA419-153.
Summary taken from Internet movie database.
LC viewing copy (VAC 0542) has the subtitle, "For preview only", throughout which indicates that this copy is not a "release copy". The beginning of the picture is preceeded by the note, Lightning Video. Lightning Video released copies of this film in 1986, but not the copy LC holds.
Number referring to episode on accession card for off-air tape, viewing copy (VBF 4238-4239) is number 516.
MAVIS 1166501; Native son.
Based on the novel by Richard Wright.
Viewing copy (VBF 4238-4239) is the American playhouse reissue copy.
Sources used: COPICS data base; Variety, 12/17/86; The video source book, 1993, v. 1, p. 1657.
Cast: Carroll Baker, Akousa Busia, Matt Dillon, Art Evans, John Karlen, Victor Love, Elizabeth McGovern, John McMartin, Geraldine Page, Willard E. Pugh, David Rasche, Lane Smith, Oprah Winfrey.
Description: 1 videocassette of 1 (VHS) (112 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. viewing copy. 1 videocassette of 1 (VHS) (112 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. viewing copy (copy 2) 2 videocassettes of 2 (ca. 120 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in. viewing copy. 12 reels of 12 on 6 (ca. 10080 ft.) : sd., col. ; 35 mm. viewing print.
Series Title: American playhouse (Television program)
Responsibility: American Playhouse Theatrical Films in association with Cinecom Pictures and Cinetudes Films presents ; directed by Jerrold Freedman ; produced by Diane Silver ; screenplay by Richard Wesley.

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Bigger Thomas, an African-American, is employed by a prosperous white family. As a chauffeur, he is directed by the father to take Mary, the daughter, to the university. Instead Mary decides to pick up her socialist boyfriend, Jan, and spend the time drinking and partying. On the way home, Mary becomes inebriated and Bigger must get her to her bedroom without being detected. Mary's mother, who is blind, enters the room and Bigger panics at the thought of being caught with a white woman. He accidentally kills Mary by placing a pillow over her head to keep her quiet. Still frightened, Bigger disposes of the body in the furnace. Meanwhile, Jan is wanted by the police for Mary's murder and Bigger plays a role in the accusations against him.

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