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A Raisin in the Sun (1961)

A Raisin in the Sun (1961)
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A Raisin in the Sun (1961)
A Raisin in the Sun (1961)
  • NR
  • 2h 8m
  • 1961
Certified Fresh90%
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A Raisin in the Sun is a groundbreaking drama celebrating the human spirit, featuring an electrifying performance by Academy Award® winner Sidney Poitier (Best Actor, Lilies of the Field, 1963). The Younger family, frustrated with living in their crowded Chicago apartment, sees the arrival of a $10,000 insurance check as the answer to their prayers. Matriarch Lena Younger (Claudia McNeil) promptly puts a down payment on a house in an all-white suburban neighborhood. But the family is divided when Lena entrusts the balance of the money to her mercurial son Walter Lee (Poitier), against the wishes of her daughter (Diana Sands) and daughter-in-law (Ruby Dee). It takes the strength and integrity of this African-American family to battle against generations of prejudice to try to achieve their piece of the American Dream.
© 1961 renewed 1989 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Certified Fresh90%
Critics Consensus: Led by a masterful performance from Sidney Poitier, A Raisin in the Sun expertly blends social commentary with pure entertainment.
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:May 1, 1961
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    Stereo
  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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