The Green Pastures
The Green Pastures (1936)

In this film, Old Testament stories are told from the point of view of a black Sunday School teacher; the Biblical prose is translated into words that his congregation could readily understand. Rex Ingram is nothing less than brilliant as… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 16, 1936
DVD Release Date: January 10, 2006
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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Recreates various Sunday school stories from the Old Testament that's told in a spirited manner in the lingo of the rural southern Negro.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

All African-American cast in dated but powerful religious drama.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

It's all ridiculous, of course, but in an open-hearted, na´ve sort of way it's an oddly captivating achievement.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Fine film version of the play with Rex Ingram in a brilliant central performance as God.

John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

There can be no questioning the uplifting moral fiber of the tales, the infectious spirit of its music, or the genuine affection brought to their parts by the actors involved.

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