Black Like Me

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  • NR
  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 1964
  • Running time: 105 min
In 1964, just as Washington was passing the Civil Rights Act, some of Hollywood's most passionate activists interpreted John Howard Griffin's brave chronicle Black Like Me for the screen, with James Whitmore starring as the writer, who, in 1959,... read more
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In 1964, just as Washington was passing the Civil Rights Act, some of Hollywood's most passionate activists interpreted John Howard Griffin's brave chronicle Black Like Me for the screen, with James Whitmore starring as the writer, who, in 1959, medically altered his pigment and, with the help of a sunlamp, reinvented himself as an intinerant black writer navigating his way through the Jim Crowe south. Whitmore's Griffin experiences firsthand both crushing racism and the incredible life force of the Afro-American community.

Original Release

05/20/1964

US Release

05/20/1964

Cast

James Whitmore John Finley Horton
Clifton James Eli Carr
Dan Priest Bus Driver
Lenka Peterson Lucy Horton
Walter Mason Mason
John Marriott Hodges
Sorrell Booke Dr. Jackson
Roscoe Lee Browne Christopher
Al Freeman Jr. Thomas Newcomb
Will Geer Truckdriver
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Carl Lerner

Writers

Carl Lerner, Gerda Lerner, Paul Green, John Howard Griffin

Cast

James Whitmore John Finley Horton
Clifton James Eli Carr
Dan Priest Bus Driver
Lenka Peterson Lucy Horton
Walter Mason Mason
John Marriott Hodges
Sorrell Booke Dr. Jackson
Roscoe Lee Browne Christopher
Al Freeman Jr. Thomas Newcomb
Will Geer Truckdriver
Robert Gerringer Ed Saunders
David Huddleston
Matt Clark Mugger in Alley
Denver Pyle Man in Pickup Truck / Man in pick-up truck
Raymond St. Jacques Burial Insurance Salesman
Thelma Oliver Georgie
P. Jay Sidney Frank Newcomb
Billie Allen Vertell
Alan Bergmann Charles Maynard
Stanley Brock Salesman

Producers

Editors

Lora Hays

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