Cry, the Beloved Country
Cry, the Beloved Country (1952)

Based on Alan Paton's novel, this sentimental film focuses on the problems of apartheid in South Africa. The story gives a startling and moving account of a black country minister who travels to Johannesburg to be with his son, who is… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 23, 1952
DVD Release Date: February 20, 1992
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Variety Staff

A very moving film, full of simplicity and charm.

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Philip French
Observer (UK)

It provides a vivid and moving portrait of a cruelly divided society of exploited, uprooted black people and troubled, guilty white people and has strong biblical undertones.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

An eloquent and moving screen interpretation of Alan Paton's classic 1948 novel set in South Africa and dealing with the transforming power of forgiveness.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Check it out.

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TV Guide

Poignant but never overly sentimental, Cry, the Beloved Country succeeds because of the simplicity of its story, the sincerity of its performances, and the carefully crafted details with which director Korda invests the film.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

It is difficult to do proper justice to the fine qualities of this film or to the courage and skill of Mr. Korda in transmitting such a difficult and sobering theme.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Well-intentioned engaging drama about South Africa's evil system of apartheid in the 1940s.

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