|Cry, the Beloved Country|
|Directed by||Zoltán Korda|
|Written by|| Alan Paton (novel & screenplay)|
John Howard Lawson (screenplay) originally uncredited
|Produced by||Zoltan Korda|
|Edited by||David Eady|
|Music by||Raymond Gallois-Montbrun|
|Distributed by|| British Lion Films (UK)|
Lopert Films (US) 
|23 January 1952 (US)|
25 April 1952 (UK)
|Box office||£95,433 (UK) |
Cry, the Beloved Country is a 1951 British drama film directed by Zoltán Korda and starring Sidney Poitier, Charles Carson and Canada Lee, in his last film role. The film is based on the novel of the same name written by Alan Paton.
From the back country of South Africa, black minister Stephen Kumalo journeys to Johannesburg to help his sister, who has been reported to be ill, and to search for his son, who left home and has not kept in contact. He is also asked to visit the daughter of someone who has not heard from her for some time. With the help of fellow minister Reverend Msimangu, Kumalo discovers that his sister, a prostitute with a young son, left home to find her husband but failed to find him and has been incarcerated in prison. He discovers that his son has impregnated a young girl and is a thief and murderer. Both live in a poverty-stricken urban community. The ministers confront the harsh reality of apartheid and its inimical effects on the country.
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