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The Resource Lost in the stars, American Express Films, Inc. and the Ely Landau Organization, Inc. present the American Film Theatre ; produced by Ely Landau ; directed by Daniel Mann, (videorecording)

Lost in the stars, American Express Films, Inc. and the Ely Landau Organization, Inc. present the American Film Theatre ; produced by Ely Landau ; directed by Daniel Mann, (videorecording)

Label
Lost in the stars
Title
Lost in the stars
Statement of responsibility
American Express Films, Inc. and the Ely Landau Organization, Inc. present the American Film Theatre ; produced by Ely Landau ; directed by Daniel Mann
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Stephen Kumalo, a black South African minister searches the unfamiliar back alleys and shanty towns of Johannesburg for his son, Absalom. But Kumalo's unwavering faith is put to the test when he finds Absalom in jail facing a capital murder charge. Courage, dignity and sacrifice fall prey to the whirlwind of racist hypocrisy and hollow justice in Absalom's trial. Absalom's reunion and reconciliation with this father, his jailhouse marriage to his pregnant sweetheart, and his heroic determination to tell the truth set the stage for a tragic climax
Cataloging source
FQG
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Music by Kurt Weill ; book and lyrics by Maxwell Anderson ; music supervised by Alex North ; screenplay by Alfred Hayes ; executive producer, Edward Lewis ; produced for DVD by Brian Shirey
LC call number
PN1995.9.M86
LC item number
L67 2003
PerformerNote
Brock Peters, Melba Moore, Raymond St. Jacques, Clifton Davis, Paul Rogers, Paula Kelly, Alan Weeks, Paulene Myers, John Williams, Ivor Barry, Harvey Jason, Ji-Tu Cumbuka, H.B. Barnum III, Myrna White, Bill Glover
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1912-1991
  • 1900-1950
  • 1888-1959
  • 1930-1990
  • 1911-1985
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Mann, Daniel
  • Weill, Kurt
  • Anderson, Maxwell
  • Peters, Brock
  • Moore, Melba
  • St. Jacques, Raymond
  • Davis, Clifton
  • Kelly, Paula
  • North, Alex
  • Hayes, Alfred
  • Feingold, Michael
  • Landau, Ely
  • Paton, Alan
  • American Film Theatre
  • American Express Films
  • Ely Landau Orgainzation
  • Kino International Corporation
Runtime
97
Series statement
American Film Theatre.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Paton, Alan
  • Landau, Ely
  • Landau, Edie
  • Clergy
  • Families, Black
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Racism
  • South Africa
Technique
live action
Label
Lost in the stars, American Express Films, Inc. and the Ely Landau Organization, Inc. present the American Film Theatre ; produced by Ely Landau ; directed by Daniel Mann, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel "Cry, the Beloved Country" by Alan Paton
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1974
  • Publisher's no.: Kino on Video K293 DVD
  • Aspect ratio 1.85:1; "enhanced for 16 x 9 television."
  • Special features include theatrical trailer; an essay by Michael Feingold; the AFT Cinebill; an interview with Edie Landau; "Ely Landau: in front of the camera," AFT promotional reel from 1974; the American Film Theatre trailer gallery; the American Film Theatre scrapbook
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
53438638
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Edition
Letterboxed
Extent
1 videodisc (97 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
738329029326
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
K293
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD
Video recording format
laserdisc
Label
Lost in the stars, American Express Films, Inc. and the Ely Landau Organization, Inc. present the American Film Theatre ; produced by Ely Landau ; directed by Daniel Mann, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel "Cry, the Beloved Country" by Alan Paton
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1974
  • Publisher's no.: Kino on Video K293 DVD
  • Aspect ratio 1.85:1; "enhanced for 16 x 9 television."
  • Special features include theatrical trailer; an essay by Michael Feingold; the AFT Cinebill; an interview with Edie Landau; "Ely Landau: in front of the camera," AFT promotional reel from 1974; the American Film Theatre trailer gallery; the American Film Theatre scrapbook
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
53438638
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Edition
Letterboxed
Extent
1 videodisc (97 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
738329029326
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
K293
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD
Video recording format
laserdisc

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