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Title Native Son
Published Kino Lorber, 1951
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2021


Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (116 minutes): .flv file, sound
Summary One of the most controversial novels of its day, Richard Wright's Native Son (first published in 1940) exposed the injustices of urban African-American life, witnessed through the eyes of Bigger Thomas, whose violent tendencies and moral confusion were the natural result of a lifetime of deprivation. In prison for murder and sentenced to death, Thomas reflects on the circumstances that led to his fate. Kino Lorber presents a new restoration of the 1951 film version of the novel, directed by Pierre Chenal and starring Richard Wright as Bigger Thomas. It is presented in association with the Library of Congress, Fernando Martin Peña and Argentina Sono Film. Special thanks to Edgardo Krebs for his years of research into the making of NATIVE SON, and for being a tireless champion of its restoration and re-release
Notes Title from title frames
In Process Record
Performer Gloria Madison, Jean Wallace, Richard Wright
Event Originally produced by Kino Lorber in 1951
Notes In English
Subject Wright, Richard, 1908-1960. Native son -- Film adaptations
Thomas, Bigger (Fictitious character) -- Drama
African American men -- Drama
Death row inmates -- Drama
Trials (Murder) -- Drama
Murderers -- Drama
African Americans.
Historical drama.
Motion pictures.
African American.
plays (performing arts compositions)
drama (literary genre)
African Americans
Historical drama
Motion pictures
United States -- Race relations -- Drama
Chicago (Ill.) -- Drama
Genre/Form Feature films
Feature films.
Historical drama.
Théâtre historique.
Form Streaming video
Author Chenal, Pierre, film director
Madison, Gloria, actor.
Wallace, Jean, actor
Wright, Richard, 1908-1960, actor.
Kino Lorber (Firm),
Kanopy (Firm)