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Nothing But a Man (1964)

Unrated

Romance/Drama · 1h 35m · 9/19/1964

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Nothing But a Man has the violence, passion, tenderness of a Negro man and a girl in a smoldering southern town!

Description

NOTHING BUT A MAN A landmark independent film, NOTHING BUT MAN is one of the most sincere and sensitive pictures ever made about the struggles and hardships of Black life in 1960s America. Lauded by critics at the Venice and New York Film Festivals when it first premiered in 1963, this quietly moving, beautiful film remains as relevant and powerful today as it was then. Set against the stirrings of the civil rights movement and a rising wave of burgeoning Black pride, NOTHING BUT A MAN tells the story of Duff, a railroad section hand, who is forced to confront racial prejudice and self-denial when he falls in love with Josie, an educated preacher's daughter. Starring Ivan Dixon (Porgy and Bess, A Raisin in the Sun) and jazz great Abbey Lincoln in performances Siskel & Ebert called "terrific," it is ultimately an uplifting story about a man and a woman whose love overcomes racial and class barriers. The original soundtrack features Motown stars Stevie Wonder, Mary Wells, Martha and the Vandellas, The Miracles, and The Marvetettes. From acclaimed director Michael Roemer, NOTHING BUT A MAN is a devastatingly powerful film about living life without the basic necessities of dignity and respect. Watching this film, we are forced to confront not only what we were but what we are, how far we've come, and how far we still have to go. To celebrate its 40th anniversary, this groundbreaking American classic is available for the first time ever on DVD.

Where to Watch

Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Company

DuArt Film and Video
Cast
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Ivan Dixon

Duff Anderson
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Abbey Lincoln

Josie
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Julius Harris

Will Anderson
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Gloria Foster

Lee
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Martin Priest

Mill Worker
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Leonard Parker

Frankie
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Yaphet Kotto

Jocko
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Stanley Greene

Rev. Dawson
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Helen Lounck

Effie Simms
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Helene Arrindell

Doris
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Walter Wilson

Car Owner
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Milton Williams

Pop
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Mel Stewart

Riddick (as Melvin Stewart)
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Marshal Tompkin

Revivalist (as Rev. Marshal Tompkin)
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Alfred Puryear

Barney
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Charles McRea

Joe
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Ed Rowan

Willie
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Tom Ligon

Teenager
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William Jordan

Teenager
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Dorothy Hall

Soloist
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Gertrude Jeannette

Mrs. Dawson (as Gertrude Jeanette)
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Gil Rogers

Mill Foreman
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Richard Webber

Garage Owner
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Eugene Wood

Superintendant
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Jim Wright

Barman
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Arland Schubert

Hiring Boss
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Peter Carew

Store Keeper
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Bill Riola

Ginn Foreman
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Jay Brooks

Undertaker
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Robert Berger

Desk Clerk
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Jary Banks

Bessie
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Richard Ward

Mill Hand
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Moses Gunn

Mill Hand
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Mark Shapiro

Car Passenger
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William Phillips

Car Passenger (as William Phillipps)
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Sylvia Ray

Church Woman
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Esther Rolle

Church Woman
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Evelyn Davis

Church Woman
Crew
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Michael Roemer

Director
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Michael Roemer

Writer
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Robert M. Young

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Nothing But a Man

(DVD)

9/28/2004

Disc Title Front Cover

Nothing but a Man

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD, Low))

2/20/2024

Disc Title Front Cover

Nothing but a Man

(DVD)

2/20/2024

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