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

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.
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    Overview

    Special Features


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

    Synopsis


    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
    • Image coming soon
      Garry Goodrow
    • Madge Sinclair
      Madge Sinclair



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