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Claudine (1974)

Director: John Berry     Starring: Diahann Carroll James Earl Jones
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40176651
UPC: 024543061830
UPC 14: 00024543061830
Sales Rank: 1421
Rating: Game Rating Code
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From the heart of Harlem comes a triumph of the soul.
Diahann Carroll was nominated for both an Oscar® and a Golden Globe award for her gripping portrayal as the indomitable Claudine in this heartwarming comedy. While struggling to support herself and her six children in Harlem by working as a maid for a wealthy family, Claudine meets a charming garbage man, Roop. But although Roop is smitten with the lovely single mother, his own life trials make him slow to respond to her invitation to a lifetime of love. The touching story of Claudine will inspire smiles and tears in viewers of all ages.
Editor's Note
Claudine (Diahann Carroll) is a single mother raising six children in the projects of Harlem. What little money she earns comes directly from a rich family for whom she keeps house. Struggling to make ends meet, she resorts to welfare. Claudine works to keep her dignity in the face of the humiliating hoops the welfare system--a system created precisely for women like her--forces her to jump through. She finds grace and romance in a pleasant garbage collector (James Earl Jones). Falling in love, the two work together to fight societal hypocrisy and to keep Claudine's family unit afloat.

Released in 1974 during blaxploitation's prime, CLAUDINE offered a more humanistic view of the black American experience. The independent feature showed African-Americans in a light they would not regularly be seen in for at least another decade. In addition to its warm depiction of ghetto romance, the film is also remembered for the soundtrack featuring Curtis Mayfield and Gladys Knight and the Pips. Diahann Carroll earned an Oscar nomination for her lead performance.

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Video Features DVD, Sensormatic
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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 1/9/2007
Video Play Time Running Time: 92 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1974
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2006185
Video UPC UPC: 00024543061830
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English, Spanish Dubbed
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio 1.33:1 [4:3]
Cast & Crew
Video Cast Info David Kruger
Video Cast Info Diahann Carroll
Video Cast Info James Earl Jones
Video Cast Info Lawrence Hilton Jacobs
Video Cast Info Tamu Blackwell
Video Cast Info Yvette Curtis
Video Cast Info Gayne Rescher - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info John Berry - Director
Video Cast Info Curtis Mayfield - Original Music
Video Cast Info Hannah Weinstein - Producer
Video Cast Info Tina Pine - Writer
Video Cast Info Lester Pine - Writer

Awards


Oscar (1975)
   Video Award Name Diahann Carroll, Nominee, Best Actress In A Leading Role

Golden Globe (1975)
   Video Award Name James Earl Jones, Nominee, Best Motion Picture Actor-Musical/Comedy
   Video Award Name Diahann Carroll, Nominee, Best Motion Picture Actress-Musical/Comedy
Product Attributes
Product attributeActor:   Carroll,Diahann
Product attributeLabel:   Fox Home Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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