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The Learning Tree (1969)

PG
107 min | Drama

The story, set in Kansas during the 1920s, covers less than a year in the life of a black teenager, and documents the veritable deluge of events which force him into sudden manhood. The family relationships and enmities, the fears, ...See moreThe story, set in Kansas during the 1920s, covers less than a year in the life of a black teenager, and documents the veritable deluge of events which force him into sudden manhood. The family relationships and enmities, the fears, frustrations and ambitions of the black teenager in small-town America are explored with a strong statement about human values. Written by alfiehitchie See less
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Gordon Parks (novel) (written for the screen by) | Genevieve Young (story consultant)
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Updated Aug 6, 1969

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Aug 6, 1969 (United States)
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Alex Clarke
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Dana Elcar
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Mira Waters
Arcella Arcella   See fewer
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Joel Fluellen
Uncle Rob Uncle Rob   See fewer
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Malcolm Atterbury
Silas Newhall Silas Newhall   See fewer
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Richard Ward
Booker Savage Booker Savage   See fewer
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Russell Thorson
Judge Cavanaugh Judge Cavanaugh   See fewer
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Peggy Rea
Miss McClintock Miss McClintock   See fewer
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Carol Lamond
Big Mabel Big Mabel   See fewer
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Kevin Hagen
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Jimmy Rushing
Chappie Logan (as James Rushing) Chappie Logan (as James Rushing)   See fewer
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Dub Taylor
Spikey Spikey   See fewer
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Felix Nelson
Jack Winger Jack Winger   See fewer
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George Mitchell
Jake Kiner Jake Kiner   See fewer
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S. Pearl Sharp
Prissy (as Saundra Sharp) Prissy (as Saundra Sharp)   See fewer
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Steven Perry
Jappy (as Stephen Perry) Jappy (as Stephen Perry)   See fewer
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Don Dubbins
Harley Davis, Defense Attorney Harley Davis, Defense Attorney   See fewer
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Jon Lormer
McCormack McCormack   See fewer
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Morgan Sterne
Mr. Hall Mr. Hall   See fewer
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Thomas Anderson
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Phillip Roye
Pete Winger Pete Winger   See fewer
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Mrs. Kiner Mrs. Kiner   See fewer
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Chauncey Cavanaugh (uncredited) Chauncey Cavanaugh (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.1 / 10 | 834 votes