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The Landlord (1970)

R
112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

At the age of twenty-nine, Elgar Enders "runs away" from home. This running away consists of buying a building in a black ghetto in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn. Initially his intention is to evict the black tenants and convert it ...See moreAt the age of twenty-nine, Elgar Enders "runs away" from home. This running away consists of buying a building in a black ghetto in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn. Initially his intention is to evict the black tenants and convert it into a posh flat. But Elgar is not one to be bound by yesterday's urges, and soon he has other thoughts on his mind. He's grown fond of the black tenants and particularly of Fanny, the wife of a black radical; he's maybe fallen in love with Lanie, a mixed race girl; he's lost interest in redecorating his home. Joyce, his mother has not relinquished this interest and in one of the film's most hilarious sequences gives her Master Charge card to Marge, a black tenant and appoints her decorator. Written by alfiehitchie See less
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Bill Gunn (screenplay) | Kristin Hunter (novel)
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Robert F. Boyle (as Robert Boyle)
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Updated May 20, 1970

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May 20, 1970 (United States)

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Lee Grant
Mrs. Enders Mrs. Enders   See fewer
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Walter Brooke
Mr. Enders Mr. Enders   See fewer
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Louis Gossett Jr.
Copee (as Lou Gossett) Copee (as Lou Gossett)   See fewer
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Marki Bey
Lanie Lanie   See fewer
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Mel Stewart
Professor Duboise (as Melvin Stewart) Professor Duboise (as Melvin Stewart)   See fewer
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Susan Anspach
Susan Enders Susan Enders   See fewer
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Robert Klein
Peter (as Bob Klein) Peter (as Bob Klein)   See fewer
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Will Mackenzie
William Jr. William Jr.   See fewer
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Douglas Grant
Walter Gee Walter Gee   See fewer
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Stanley Greene
Heywood Heywood   See fewer
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Oliver Clark
Mr. Farcus Mr. Farcus   See fewer
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Joe Madden
Grandfather Grandfather   See fewer
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Trish Van Devere
Sally (as Patricia Van Devere) Sally (as Patricia Van Devere)   See fewer
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Larry (as Larry Cook) Larry (as Larry Cook)   See fewer
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John McCurry
Big John Big John   See fewer
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Lionel G. Wilson
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Marlene Clark
Marlene Marlene   See fewer
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Gloria Hendry
Gloria (as Gloria Henry) Gloria (as Gloria Henry)   See fewer
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Willis Pinkett
Maitre d' Maitre d'   See fewer
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Hannah Battle
Laura Ann Laura Ann   See fewer
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Richard Usher
Alvin Joe Alvin Joe   See fewer
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Chris Calloway
Chris (as Christopher L. Calloway) Chris (as Christopher L. Calloway)   See fewer
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Louise Louise   See fewer
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Diane Kimbrell
Bonnie Parker (uncredited) Bonnie Parker (uncredited)   See fewer
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7 / 10 | 1,800 votes