Claudine
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Claudine
Claudine (Diahann Carroll) is an impoverished African-American Harlem resident. Unmarried, Claudine supports herself and her six children by working as a maid--albeit secretly, so she can still qualify for welfare. Garbageman James Earl Jones falls in love with Claudine, and after strenuous effort manages to win the affections of her suspicious kids. Just when it seems as though there's a marriage in the offing, Jones runs off. Claudine's kids hunt him down and shame him into returning to their mother. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"...Claudine is never quite able to become anything more than a highly dated product of its time..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Well-intentioned but not very compelling as drama or romantic comedy, Claudine bears the distinction of being one of few 1970s films to offer a black femme a lead role, a single mom of six on welfare for which Diahann Carroll received an Oscar nomination."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"A rather simple love story about two experienced and jaded adults."
‑ Janet Branagan, Apollo Guide
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