Anna Lucasta
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Anna Lucasta
Playwright Philip Yordan stirred up controversy with his 1944 Broadway production +Anna Lucasta, the sexy saga of a family of avaricious African-Americans. Such was the notoriety of the play that Columbia Pictures couldn't resist optioning it for a film version. Since this was 1949, Columbia took into consideration both censors and intolerant filmgoers by toning down the play's eroticism and transforming the characters into Polish-Americans. The 1958 Anna Lucasta was filmed in more temperate times, thus the leading characters were once again non-Caucasians. Eartha Kitt stars as… More

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"Melodrama based on playwright Philip Yordan's 1944 Broadway play, that had an all-black cast and starred Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The film's strange history is more intriguing than the actual production."
‑ Phil Hall, Film Threat
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