Cry, the Beloved Country 1951

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Cry, the Beloved Country ★★★½ African Fury 1951

A black country minister travels to Jo-hannesberg to be with his son after the youth is accused of killing a white man. Through the events of the trial, the horror, oppression, and destruction of South Africa's apartheid system are exposed. Startling and moving, the first entertainment feature set against the backdrop of apartheid. Still trenchant; based on the novel by Alan Paton. 111m/B VHS . GB Canada Lee, Charles Carson, Sidney Poitier, Joyce Carey, Geoffrey Keen; D: Zoltan Korda; W: John Howard Lawson, Alan Paton; C: Robert Krasker.