Cry, the Beloved Country Poster

Release Date: 1952

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary
Stephen Kumalo (Canada Lee) is a black preacher living in South Africa, circa 1946. When his son is accused of murdering a prominent white man, Kumalo goes to Johannesburg to offer his support. With the aid of a local clergyman (Sidney Poitier), he eventually meets James Jarvis (Charles Carson), the father of the murdered youth. Enemies at first, Kumalo and Jarvis gradually learn to respect one another, a symbol of the healing that would eventually destroy apartheid.

Cast: Canada Lee, Charles Carson, Sidney Poitier, Geoffrey Keen, Reginald Ngeabo, Joyce Carey

Director: Zoltan Korda

Genres: Drama

Production Co: London Film Production [gb]

Keywords: Emotional, 1940s, Transformation, Son, Sacrifice, Love, Father, Dark, Quest


Nominated Film and British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1952)
Winner United Nations Award
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1952)