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Nothing But A Man

Release Date: April 14th, 1993

Not Yet Rated|1 hr. 32 min.

Plot Summary
African-American rail worker Duff Anderson (Ivan Dixon) has left his 4-year old son with a nanny, and now drifts through life with little ambition. Duff's outlook on life changes when he meets schoolteacher Josie Dawson (Abbey Lincoln), a gentle preacher's daughter. Although Josie's father (Stanley Greene) disapproves of Duff's lifestyle, the two eventually marry. Duff and Josie struggle to hold on to their marriage as Duff must face up to the oppressive racism of 1960s America.

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Genres: Drama

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  • It can't be overstated just how Nothing But a Man is militantly tone-deaf to the Hollywood muzak of race relations. show more

  • An enormous pleasure. The performances are so fresh and natural – yet so subtle and delicately judged. The direction is superb in its control and the cinematography creates a gripping docu-realist vision. show more

  • Its historical import as a peripheral civil-rights document can't be understated. show more

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