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Richard Wright's Almos' a Man [DVD] [English] [1977]

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Special Features

  • Author bio
  • Actor bios
  • Printable study guide
  • About the American Short Story Collection
  • Audio interview: Robert Geller
  • Henry Fonda intro


Almos' a Man
Based on the story by Richard Wright, Almos' a Man stars LeVar Burton as a black teenager in the South of the 1930s. Working as a field hand, Burton is frustrated at being considered inferior to the local whites. Perhaps if he purchases a gun, he can prove his manhood. This is the decision he makes-much to the anguish of his mother, played by Madge Sinclair. Originally a PBS American Short Story presentation, Almos' a Man was first telecast April 26, 1977. Running some 45 minutes, it was offered in tandem with a dramatizaton of Ernest Hemingway's Soldier's Home. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • LeVar Burton
    LeVar Burton
  • Henry Fonda
    Henry Fonda - Narrator
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    Christopher Brooks
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    Garry Goodrow
  • Madge Sinclair
    Madge Sinclair
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