The Green Pastures Poster

Release Date: 1936

DVD Release Date: January 10th, 2006

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary
A preacher in a small African-American church in Louisiana tells his Sunday school class stories from the Bible as if the characters were part of a local fish fry. He starts with the creation of the world by God, known as "De Lawd" (Rex Ingram), and tells how God went on to create heaven, which is just like their farmland, and then created man and woman, followed by their fall and finally the coming of Jesus Christ. The film is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play.

Cast: Rex Ingram, Oscar Polk, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Frank H. Wilson, George H. Reed, Alexander Gleaves, Myrtle Anderson, Al Stokes

Director: William Keighley

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Warner Brothers/Seven Arts

Keywords: Creative, Father, 1930s, Small town