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The Resource Cora unashamed, ALT Films in association with Paramount ; produced by Marian Rees ; screenplay by Ann Peacock ; directed by Deborah M Pratt, (videorecording)

Cora unashamed, ALT Films in association with Paramount ; produced by Marian Rees ; screenplay by Ann Peacock ; directed by Deborah M Pratt, (videorecording)

Label
Cora unashamed
Title
Cora unashamed
Statement of responsibility
ALT Films in association with Paramount ; produced by Marian Rees ; screenplay by Ann Peacock ; directed by Deborah M Pratt
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Drama, set in the 1920s and 1930s, about Cora Jenkins, who lives with her mother and daughter in a small town in Iowa. Cora, part of the only African American family in town, works as a servant for a middle class white family, the Studevants. Cora's daughter plays with the Studevants' daughter; the girls are the same age. When Cora loses her daughter, she begins to focus her caring on the young Studevant girl, who is treated coldly by her own domineering, class-conscious mother. We see Cora gradually gain a better sense of her role in the Studevant family and of herself, as time passes and the various relationships evolve
Member of
Cataloging source
AKR
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Masterpiece theatre (Television program)
Credits note
Director of photography, Ernest Holzman ; editor, Debra I. Moore ; music, Patrice Rushen ; costume designer, Karyn Wagner
Dewey number
813/.52
Language note
Closed-captioned
PerformerNote
Regina Taylor, Cherry Jones, Ellen Muth, Michael Gaston, Kohl Sudduth, Arlen Dean Snyder, CCH Pounder
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1956-
  • 1981-
  • 1902-1967
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Rees, Marian
  • Peacock, Ann
  • Pratt, Deborah
  • Taylor, Regina
  • Jones, Cherry
  • Muth, Ellen
  • Gaston, Michael
  • Sudduth, Kohl
  • Snyder, Arlen Dean
  • Pounder, C. C. H
  • Holzmann, Ernest
  • Moore, Debra I
  • Rushen, Patrice
  • Wagner, Karyn
  • Hughes, Langston
  • Paramount Pictures Corporation
  • ALT Films
  • PBS Home Video
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
95
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  • African American household employees
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Children and adults
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Cora unashamed, ALT Films in association with Paramount ; produced by Marian Rees ; screenplay by Ann Peacock ; directed by Deborah M Pratt, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Based on the short story by Langston Hughes."
  • "PBS Pictures"--Container
  • Originally broadcast as part of ExxonMobil masterpiece theatre's American collection
  • Followed by ca. 18 min. of programming about The American collection and about the story and making of Cora unashamed
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
ocm45545434
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videocassette (ca. 95 min.)
Isbn
9780780633674
Medium for sound
videotape
Other control number
794054841237
Other physical details
col.
Publisher number
B8412
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 718914
  • 659737
System details
VHS
Video recording format
VHS (1/2 in., videocassette)
Label
Cora unashamed, ALT Films in association with Paramount ; produced by Marian Rees ; screenplay by Ann Peacock ; directed by Deborah M Pratt, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • "Based on the short story by Langston Hughes."
  • "PBS Pictures"--Container
  • Originally broadcast as part of ExxonMobil masterpiece theatre's American collection
  • Followed by ca. 18 min. of programming about The American collection and about the story and making of Cora unashamed
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
ocm45545434
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videocassette (ca. 95 min.)
Isbn
9780780633674
Medium for sound
videotape
Other control number
794054841237
Other physical details
col.
Publisher number
B8412
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 718914
  • 659737
System details
VHS
Video recording format
VHS (1/2 in., videocassette)

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