A Raisin in the Sun(Movie, 1961)

2h 8min | Genres: Drama, Romance / Love
A Raisin in the SunRating: 3.8/5 (with 3232 votes)
A Raisin in the Sun is a 1961 drama film directed by Daniel Petrie and starring Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, Claudia McNeil, Diana Sands, Roy Glenn, and Louis Gossett Jr. (in his film debut), and adapted from the 1959 play of the same name by Lorraine Hansberry. It follows a black family that wants a better life away from the city. A Raisin in the Sun was released by Columbia Pictures on May 29, 1961. In 2005, the film was selected for preservation in the United States of America National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". ()
Movie poster of A Raisin in the Sun

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Awards & Nominations for A Raisin in the Sun

National Film Registry

About A Raisin in the Sun

Walter Lee Younger is a young man struggling with his station in life. Sharing a tiny apartment with his wife, son, sister and mother, he seems like an imprisoned man. Until, that is, the family gets an unexpected financial windfall.

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Trailer 1(Trailer, 2:46)

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Additional Information

Production country: United States of America (USA)
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 8 languages: German (DE), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Italian (IT), Korean (KO), Dutch (NL), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 05/28/1961
Director: Daniel Petrie
Producer: Philip Rose
Screenwriter: Lorraine Hansberry
Film Editor: William Lyon
Director of Photography: Charles Lawton Jr.
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"O Sol Tornará a Brilhar"
"Sort solskin"
"Un lunar en el sol"
"Särkynyt illuusio"
"Un raisin au soleil"
"Ena stafyli ston ilio"
"A napfény nem eladó"
"Un Grappolo di sole"
"태양의 계절"
"El sol brilla para todos"
"Rodzynek w sloncu"

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