The Resource Lost in the stars, American Express Films Inc. and the Ely Landau Organization Inc. present the American Film Theatre ; screenplay by Alfred Hayes ; producer, Ely Landau ; director, Daniel Mann, (videorecording)

Lost in the stars, American Express Films Inc. and the Ely Landau Organization Inc. present the American Film Theatre ; screenplay by Alfred Hayes ; producer, Ely Landau ; director, 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 ; screenplay by Alfred Hayes ; producer, Ely Landau ; director, Daniel Mann
Title variation
Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson's Lost in the stars
Contributor
Actor
Composer
Director of photography
Editor of moving image work
Film director
Film producer
Librettist
Lyricist
Presenter
Production company
Publisher
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
  • 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
STF
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Robert Hauser; music, Kurt Weill; lyrics, Maxwell Anderson; editor, Walter Hannemann
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Rating: G
Language note
English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
LC call number
PN1997.2
LC item number
.L67 2019
PerformerNote
Brock Peters, Melba Moore, Raymond St. Jacques, Clifton Davis, Paul Rogers, Paula Kelly, John Williams
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1912-1991
  • 1911-1985
  • 1930-1990
  • 1917-2013
  • 1912-2001
  • 1888-1959
  • 1900-1950
  • 1919-1994
  • 1900-1950
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Landau, Ely
  • Mann, Daniel
  • Hayes, Alfred
  • Peters, Brock
  • Moore, Melba
  • St. Jacques, Raymond
  • Davis, Clifton
  • Rogers, Paul
  • Kelly, Paula
  • Hannemann, Walter
  • Anderson, Maxwell
  • Weill, Kurt
  • Hauser, Robert B.
  • Weill, Kurt
  • Paton, Alan
  • American Express Films
  • Ely Landau Organization
  • American Film Theatre
  • Kino Classics (Firm)
Runtime
97
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • 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 ; screenplay by Alfred Hayes ; producer, Ely Landau ; director, Daniel Mann, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Based on the novel "Cry, the Beloved Country" by Alan Paton and the play "Lost in the stars" by Maxwell Anderson
  • Originally produced in the United States as a motion picture in 1974
  • Wide screen (1.78:1)
  • Extras include interview with Edie Landau; "Ely Landau: in front of the camera," a promotional film for the American Film Theatre; gallery of trailers for the American Film Theatre
Bar code
  • 31223136087542
  • 31223136087567
  • 31223136087559
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (97 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
738329238360
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
K23836
Recording technique
stamping
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)1118695335
System details
Blu-ray, region A, wide screen (1.78:1); 1080p high definition
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc
Label
Lost in the stars, American Express Films Inc. and the Ely Landau Organization Inc. present the American Film Theatre ; screenplay by Alfred Hayes ; producer, Ely Landau ; director, Daniel Mann, (videorecording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Based on the novel "Cry, the Beloved Country" by Alan Paton and the play "Lost in the stars" by Maxwell Anderson
  • Originally produced in the United States as a motion picture in 1974
  • Wide screen (1.78:1)
  • Extras include interview with Edie Landau; "Ely Landau: in front of the camera," a promotional film for the American Film Theatre; gallery of trailers for the American Film Theatre
Bar code
  • 31223136087542
  • 31223136087567
  • 31223136087559
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (97 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
738329238360
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
K23836
Recording technique
stamping
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)1118695335
System details
Blu-ray, region A, wide screen (1.78:1); 1080p high definition
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc

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