Video/Film , VHS in English

Native son

[presented by] Walter Gould ; released thru Classic Pictures Inc.
  • Chicago, Ill. : Facets Video, ©1994.
  • 1 videocassette (91 min.) : sound, b&w ; 1/2 in.
  • VHS.
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  • Producer, James Prades ; director, Pierre Chenal ; screenplay, Pierre Chenal and Richard Wright ; dialogue, Richard Wright ; director of photography, A. U. Merayo.
  • Cast: Richard Wright, Jean Wallace, Gloria Madison, Nicholas Joy, Willa Pearl Curtiss.
  • Adaptation of the classic novel by Richard Wright. Set in Chicago, Native son tells the story of Bigger Thomas, a young black man who accidentally murders his employer's daughter while performing his duties as chauffeur. The combined forces of institutional racism and condescending white liberalism pursue Thomas to an unhappy end. The author plays the leading role in this film version.
Other information
  • Videocassette release of the 1951 motion picture.
  • Adapted from the novel by Richard Wright.
  • 1565800710
Identifying numbers
  • OCLC: 30751274