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The Green Pastures (1936)

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93 min | Drama

God, heaven, and several Old Testament stories, including the Creation and Noah's Ark, are described supposedly using the perspective of rural, black Americans.
Writers
Roark Bradford (suggested by: Southern Sketches "Ol' Man Adam and His Chillun'") | Marc Connelly (a fable by)
Cinematographer
Hal Mohr (photography)
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Updated Jul 16, 1936

Release date
Aug 1, 1936 (United States)
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58 cast members
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Rex Ingram
De Lawd / Adam / Hezdrel De Lawd / Adam / Hezdrel   See fewer
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Oscar Polk
Gabriel Gabriel   See fewer
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Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson
Noah (as Eddie Anderson) Noah (as Eddie Anderson)   See fewer
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Frank H. Wilson
Moses (as Frank Wilson) Moses (as Frank Wilson)   See fewer
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George Reed
Mr. Deshee Mr. Deshee   See fewer
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Abraham Gleaves
Archangel Archangel   See fewer
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Edna Mae Harris
Zeba (as Edna M. Harris) Zeba (as Edna M. Harris)   See fewer
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James Fuller
Cain the Sixth Cain the Sixth   See fewer
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George Randol
High Priest High Priest   See fewer
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Ida Forsyne
Noah's Wife Noah's Wife   See fewer
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Charles Andrews
Flatfoot (as Chas. Andrews) Flatfoot (as Chas. Andrews)   See fewer
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Jimmy Burress
Japheth Japheth   See fewer
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Billy Cumby
Abraham / Head Magician / King of Babylon (as William Cumby) Abraham / Head Magician / King of Babylon (as William Cumby)   See fewer
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Ernest Whitman
Pharaoh Pharaoh   See fewer
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Slim Thompson
Master of Ceremonies Master of Ceremonies   See fewer
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Clinton Rosemond
Prophet Prophet   See fewer
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Hall Johnson Choir
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John Alexander
Dancer #1 (uncredited) Dancer #1 (uncredited)   See fewer
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Freddie Archibald
Gambler (uncredited) Gambler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Willie Best
Henry - the Angel (uncredited) Henry - the Angel (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dorothy Bishop
Mrs. Japheth (uncredited) Mrs. Japheth (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Broadus
Mr. Randall (uncredited) Mr. Randall (uncredited)   See fewer
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Donald Brown
Sexton's Grandson (uncredited) Sexton's Grandson (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ben Carter
Gambler (uncredited) Gambler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lillian Davis
Viney Prohack (uncredited) Viney Prohack (uncredited)   See fewer
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Amanda Drayton
Mrs. Randall (uncredited) Mrs. Randall (uncredited)   See fewer
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Florence Field
First Cleaner (uncredited) First Cleaner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Anna Mae Fritz
Stout Angel / Young Gambler / Second Cleaner (uncredited) Stout Angel / Young Gambler / Second Cleaner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jesse Graves
General (uncredited) General (uncredited)   See fewer
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Minnie Gray
Mrs. Ham (uncredited) Mrs. Ham (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bessie Guy
Mrs. Shem (uncredited) Mrs. Shem (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jester Hairston
Member of Hall Johnson Choir (uncredited) Member of Hall Johnson Choir (uncredited)   See fewer
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Theresa Harris
Angel (uncredited) Angel (uncredited)   See fewer
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Philip Hurlic
Carlisle Randall (uncredited) Carlisle Randall (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Larkin
Sexton (uncredited) Sexton (uncredited)   See fewer
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Johnny Lee
Angel (uncredited) Angel (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bessie Lyle
Mrs. Prohack (uncredited) Mrs. Prohack (uncredited)   See fewer
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Etta McDaniel
Heckler at the Ark (uncredited) Heckler at the Ark (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mantan Moreland
Angel Removing Hat (uncredited) Angel Removing Hat (uncredited)   See fewer
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Etta Moten
Angel (uncredited) Angel (uncredited)   See fewer
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Clarence Muse
Angel (uncredited) Angel (uncredited)   See fewer
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Louise Price
Viney Prohack (uncredited) Viney Prohack (uncredited)   See fewer
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Leon Randall
W.W. Whitfield (uncredited) W.W. Whitfield (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charlotte Sneed
Carlotta Prohack (uncredited) Carlotta Prohack (uncredited)   See fewer
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Carolynne Snowden
Angel (uncredited) Angel (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fred 'Snowflake' Toones
Zubo (uncredited) Zubo (uncredited)   See fewer
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Duke Upshaw
Abel / Dancer #2 (uncredited) Abel / Dancer #2 (uncredited)   See fewer
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Emil Van Horn
Gorilla (uncredited) Gorilla (uncredited)   See fewer
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Zipporah (uncredited) Zipporah (uncredited)   See fewer
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Slender Angel (uncredited) Slender Angel (uncredited)   See fewer
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7 / 10 | 675 votes