Claudine (1974)

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… More

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Rated: PG
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DVD Release Date: January 14, 2003
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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...Claudine is never quite able to become anything more than a highly dated product of its time...

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Emanuel Levy

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.

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Janet Branagan
Apollo Guide

A rather simple love story about two experienced and jaded adults.

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John Ballantine
An okay film but often I felt as though I was watching an extra long episode of Good Times. A very mediocre representation of the black experience in New York… More
Lesley N
70's film about romance, relationships and welfare, as Dianne Carroll, single mum, raises her six-strong brood, holds down a job and tries to find time to… More