Sounder Poster

Release Date: 1972

DVD Release Date: November 25th, 2008

G|1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary
The Morgans, a family of poor black sharecroppers in the Depression-plagued South, struggle to find enough to eat despite the help their hunting dog, Sounder. When father Nathan (Paul Winfield) resorts to stealing food, he is captured by police and sent to prison, and his wife, Rebecca (Cicely Tyson), is left to care for their son, David (Kevin Hooks). Though Sounder has run away, David never gives up hope that his dog will return, just as he believes that he will see his father again someday.

Cast: Cicely Tyson, Paul Winfield, Kevin Hooks, Carmen Mathews, Taj Mahal, James Best, Yvonne Jarrell, Eric Hooks

Director: Martin Ritt

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Radnitz/Mattel Productions

Keywords: Father, Quest, 1930s, Small town, Mother, Son, Growing up, Inspiring, Transformation


Nominated United Nations Award
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1973)
Nominated Anthony Asquith Award for Original Music for a Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1973)
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Actor
Nominated Actor
Nominated Writing (Screenplay - Based on Material From Another Medium)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama