Release Date: 1974
DVD Release Date: November 11th, 2003
G|1 hr 54 min
Derived from Alan Paton's popular book "Cry, the Beloved Country," this musical follows Stephen Kumalo (Brock Peters), an honest black preacher in apartheid-era South Africa, who decamps to big-city Johannesburg hoping to find his estranged son John (Raymond St. Jacques). He discovers, however, that John is now a criminal with a pregnant girlfriend, Irina (Melba Moore). Becoming increasingly concerned, Stephen fears that his son's dark ways will lead him to jail -- or possibly death.
Director: Daniel Mann