Sounder 1972

Synopsis:

The Morgans, a loving and strong family of Black sharecroppers in Louisiana in 1933, face a serious family crisis when the husband and father, Nathan Lee Morgan, is convicted of a petty crime and sent to a prison camp. After some weeks or months, the wife and mother, Rebecca Morgan, sends the oldest son, who is about 11 years old, to visit his father at the camp. The trip becomes something of an odyssey for the boy. During the journey he stays a little while with a dedicated Black schoolteacher.

Directed by: Martin Ritt
Release date: 1972-09-24
Runtime: 105 minutes
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Cast:
Cicely Tyson
Cicely Tyson
Rebecca Morgan 
Paul Winfield
Paul Winfield
Nathan Lee Morgan 
Kevin Hooks
Kevin Hooks
David Lee Morgan 
Carmen Mathews
Carmen Mathews
Mrs. Rita Boatwright 
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Ike 
James Best
James Best
Sheriff Charlie Young