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Ceremonies in Dark Old Men (1975)

TV Movie | 120 min | Drama

A floundering Harlem barbershop is the setting and the cauldron of action that leads to tragic consequences. Russell B Parker, a former vaudeville hoofer, is a man of big dreams but small ambitions. He hardly works at all in fact, often ...See moreA floundering Harlem barbershop is the setting and the cauldron of action that leads to tragic consequences. Russell B Parker, a former vaudeville hoofer, is a man of big dreams but small ambitions. He hardly works at all in fact, often spending the time incessantly playing checkers with his friend, William Jenkins. Parker lives with Theopolis and Bobby, his two unemployed sons, and Adele, his hard-working daughter. The ghost of his dead wife, a woman who drove herself into an early grave working to support the family, nags at his conscience. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür See less
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Lonne Elder III (play) (screenplay)
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Updated Jan 6, 1975

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Jan 6, 1975 (United States)

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Godfrey Cambridge
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Robert Hooks
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Michele Shay
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Douglas Turner Ward
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8.7 / 10 | 10 votes