The Resource Lost in the stars, directed by Daniel Mann ; screenplay by Alfred Hayes ; book and lyrics by Maxwell Anderson ; music by Kurt Weill ; American Film Theatre ; produced by Ely Landau, (videorecording)

Lost in the stars, directed by Daniel Mann ; screenplay by Alfred Hayes ; book and lyrics by Maxwell Anderson ; music by Kurt Weill ; American Film Theatre ; produced by Ely Landau, (videorecording)

Label
Lost in the stars
Title
Lost in the stars
Statement of responsibility
directed by Daniel Mann ; screenplay by Alfred Hayes ; book and lyrics by Maxwell Anderson ; music by Kurt Weill ; American Film Theatre ; produced by Ely Landau
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
Member of
Cataloging source
FQG
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Music supervised by Alex North ; executive producer, Edward Lewis ; produced for DVD by Brian Shirey
Dewey number
791.43
Language note
In English
LC call number
PN1995.9.M86
LC item number
L678 2003
PerformerNote
Brock Peters (Stephen Kumalo), Melba Moore (Irina), Raymond St. Jacques (John Kumalo), Clifton Davis (Absalom), Paul Rogers (James Jarvis), Paula Kelly (Rose), Alan Weeks (Matthew), Paulene Myers (Grace), John Williams (Judge), Ivor Barry (Carmichael), Harvey Jason (Arthur Jarvis), Ji-Tu Cumbuka (Johannes), H.B. Barnum III (Alex), Myrna White (Linda), Bill Glover (Eland)
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1930-1990
  • 1917-2013
  • 1912-1991
  • 1888-1959
  • 1911-1985
  • 1900-1950
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Peters, Brock
  • Moore, Melba
  • St. Jacques, Raymond
  • Davis, Clifton
  • Rogers, Paul
  • Kelly, Paula
  • Mann, Daniel
  • Landau, Ely
  • Anderson, Maxwell
  • North, Alex
  • Hayes, Alfred
  • Feingold, Michael
  • Weill, Kurt
  • Paton, Alan
  • American Film Theatre
  • Kino International Corporation
Runtime
97
Series statement
American Film Theatre series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Paton, Alan
  • Landau, Edie
  • Landau, Ely
  • Clergy
  • Families, Black
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Racism
  • South Africa
Technique
live action
Label
Lost in the stars, directed by Daniel Mann ; screenplay by Alfred Hayes ; book and lyrics by Maxwell Anderson ; music by Kurt Weill ; American Film Theatre ; produced by Ely Landau, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel "Cry, the Beloved Country" by Alan Paton and the play "Lost in the stars" by Maxwell Anderson, music by Kurt Weill
  • DVD release of the 1974 motion picture
  • Special features: 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
Bar code
  • 31223136048056
  • 31223136048080
  • 31223136048064
  • 31223136048072
  • 31223136048098
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
Contents
Features the songs The hills of Ixopo ; Thousands of miles ; Train to Johannesburg ; Search ; The little gray house ; Who'll buy? ; Trouble man ; Murder in Parkwold ; Fear ; Lost in the stars ; Wild justice ; O Tixo, Tixo, help me ; Stay well ; Cry, the beloved country ; Big mole ; Chapel scene ; A bird of passage ; Four o'clock
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Letterboxed.
Extent
1 videodisc (97 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
738329029326
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
K293
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)53438638
System details
DVD, letterboxed (1.85:1), enhanced for 16x9 TVs
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Lost in the stars, directed by Daniel Mann ; screenplay by Alfred Hayes ; book and lyrics by Maxwell Anderson ; music by Kurt Weill ; American Film Theatre ; produced by Ely Landau, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel "Cry, the Beloved Country" by Alan Paton and the play "Lost in the stars" by Maxwell Anderson, music by Kurt Weill
  • DVD release of the 1974 motion picture
  • Special features: 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
Bar code
  • 31223136048056
  • 31223136048080
  • 31223136048064
  • 31223136048072
  • 31223136048098
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
Contents
Features the songs The hills of Ixopo ; Thousands of miles ; Train to Johannesburg ; Search ; The little gray house ; Who'll buy? ; Trouble man ; Murder in Parkwold ; Fear ; Lost in the stars ; Wild justice ; O Tixo, Tixo, help me ; Stay well ; Cry, the beloved country ; Big mole ; Chapel scene ; A bird of passage ; Four o'clock
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Letterboxed.
Extent
1 videodisc (97 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
738329029326
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
K293
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)53438638
System details
DVD, letterboxed (1.85:1), enhanced for 16x9 TVs
Video recording format
DVD

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