The Green Pastures

Get your mind fixed for The Green Pastures. It's a film of its time. But like all great art, it transcends it. Based on Marc Connelly's folk-themed Pulitzer Prize-winning play.
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DVD-R Details

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 33 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: January 22, 2013
  • Originally Released: 1936
  • Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 16


User Ratings: 839
It's all ridiculous, of course, but in an open-hearted, naïve sort of way it's an oddly captivating achievement. Full Review
Combustible Celluloid
Feb 16, 2006
The great folk-classic of the stage, finely transferred to the screen. Full Review
Maclean's Magazine
Aug 8, 2019
Rating: 2/5 -- All African-American cast in dated but powerful religious drama.
Kansas City Kansan
Jan 2, 2005
The Green Pastures is a simple, enchanting, audience-captivating all-Negro cinematic fable. Full Review
Mar 26, 2009
Rating: B- -- Recreates various Sunday school stories from the Old Testament that's told in a spirited manner in the lingo of the rural southern Negro. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Jan 15, 2007
[It's] hard not to like the simple and gratifying theology of [Pastures] as much as anything about it. It has concreteness and gives one a nostalgic feeling that it ought to be true and that if it isn't we are all, somehow, obscurely the worst for it. Full Review
New York Times
May 21, 2003
[Rex Ingram] doubles ably as Adam and the Prophet Hezdrel. Full Review
TIME Magazine
Oct 18, 2019

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"You gotta git your minds fixed," the rural preacher tells Sunday School children. And the best way to do that fixin' is from Old Testament stories narrated by the preacher, played by a black cast and backed by the joyful gospel sounds of the Hall Johnson Choir.

Rex Ingram portrays De Lawd, who has a 100,000 things to do before any human's next breath - like instructing Noah (Eddie Anderson); taking counsel with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; or teaching Moses tricks to dazzle Pharaoh.


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  • UPC: 883316690819
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