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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

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
Language
eng
Characteristic
videorecording
Main title
Lost in the stars
Medium
videorecording
Oclc number
53438638
Responsibility statement
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
Runtime
97
Series statement
American Film Theatre series
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
Table Of 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
Technique
live action
Classification
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